|Name : dolly_plus
|Version : 0.93
||Vendor : Mandriva
|Release : 6mdv2010.1
||Date : 2010-01-27 17:03:04
|Group : System/Servers
||Source RPM : dolly_plus-0.93-6mdv2010.1.src.rpm
|Size : 0.22 MB
|Packager : Antoine Ginies < aginies_mandriva_com>
|Summary : Clone the installation of one machine to many other machines
|Description : |
In administrating a large scale PC cluster, installation and updating both
of kernel and utility software to whole the system are very troublesome,
especially if the numbers of PC exceeds a hundred. In installation, people
usually make dead copies of a hard disk image in which software systems are
previously installed and then they are distributed among node PCs by CDs or
hard disk themselves.
Though some software do such a process through networks, they commonly have
an performance bottleneck at server where the original image are hold.
A cloning program `dolly\' developed in ETH(Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology) avoids such bottleneck by using a \"ring\" type connection rather
than \'hub\' type connection among one server and many clients.
I have extended its concept with multi-threading and pipeline technique.
It speeds up installation process very much. One-to-ten copying, for example,
finishes in almost same minutes for one-to-one copy.
In addition, time out sensing \'bypass\' mechanism makes the copy process
pretty robust in the case of a client machine trouble.
RPM found in directory: /mirror/carroll.cac.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/mandrakelinux/official/2010.1/i586/media/contrib/release