How to transfer data FAST?
pkoning at equallogic.com
Wed Jun 22 13:45:06 CDT 2005
>>>>> "Al" == Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> writes:
>> Ethernet is another good way; DECnet is available on Linux.
Al> That assumes a fair amount of software working on the 11 side.
Al> Has anyone written something dumb that could squirt a block-level
Al> mass storage image (dealing with bad blocks..) through a DELUA or
Al> DELQA to a destination at the raw packet level?
The obvious way to do that would be tftp.
I don't know enough Unix to know if 2.x BSD can boot into some sort of
standalone diskless mode and do tftp. Even if not, a standalone bit
of code that reads raw disk blocks at one end and does tftp writes at
the other wouldn't be a large effort. You could probably find C code
for it; feed it to gcc and make it into a standalone image... :-)
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