On Monday, 1 May 2006 at 21:21:26 -0400, Jim Stapleton wrote: > On 5/1/06, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> Without more background in what you're trying to do (you don't even >> say what backup program or what medium you're trying to back up to), >> or what your concerns are, it's difficult to answer this question. >> There are no specific issues with block size on most archivers, but in >> general large block sizes (64 kB or larger) will give better >> performance. > > program is dd, source medium is CD, destination medium is hard > drive.
That doesn't sound like a backup to me. dd isn't a backup program, and CDs are not normally things you back up. But they have a sector size of 2 kB, so you will need to transfer in multiples of 2 kB. As I said above, 64 kB or larger is a good idea. Use the conv=sync operation to transfer the last incomplete block correctly. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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