El día Thursday, December 08, 2011 a las 09:57:13AM -0600, Dan Nelson escribió:
> Cheap USB thumb drives aren't really optimized for small random-I/O writes.
> Can you try mounting the filesystem async? that might help a little. A
> workaround would be to use mdconfig to create a block device (backed by
> either swap or a file on your hard drive) the same size as your flash drive,
> newfs and restore to that, then umount the filesystem and dd the raw image
> directly to your flash drive.
Thanks for your hints. I tend to add that those USB thum drives aren't
good for anything. I have a certain number of them containing each a
complete bootable FreeBSD (including 'src', 'obj' and binary packages)
to install my laptops and netbooks from them;
after some time these USB keys tend to loose data:
files are corrupt a bit, dirs are missing and so on; that's
why I wanted to make dump(8) nackups of them, to restore them from time
to time; I will drop the idea and will just make dd(1) backups of the
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