dolly_plus - Clone the installation of one machine to many other machines

Property Value
Distribution OpenMandriva Cooker
Repository OpenMandriva Contrib Release x86_64
Package name dolly_plus
Package version 0.93
Package release 8-omv2015.0
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 244.27 KB
Download size 52.45 KB
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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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dolly_plus-0.93-8-omv2015.0.i586.rpm 0.93 i586 OpenMandriva Contrib Release
dolly_plus - - -


Name Value - - - - - - - -


Name Value
config(dolly_plus) = 0.93-8
dolly_plus = 0.93-8


Type URL
Binary Package dolly_plus-0.93-8-omv2015.0.x86_64.rpm
Source Package dolly_plus-0.93-8.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable OpenMandriva Contrib Release repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install dolly_plus rpm package:
    # urpmi dolly_plus



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