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

Property Value
Distribution OpenMandriva Cooker
Repository OpenMandriva Unsupported Release i586
Package filename dolly_plus-0.93-8-omv4000.i686.rpm
Package name dolly_plus
Package version 0.93
Package release 8-omv4000
Package architecture i686
Package type rpm
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License -
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Download size 63.41 KB
Installed size 223.02 KB
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-omv4000.x86_64.rpm 0.93 x86_64 OpenMandriva Unsupported Release
dolly_plus - - -


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Name Value
config(dolly_plus) = 0.93-8
dolly_plus = 0.93-8
dolly_plus(x86-32) = 0.93-8


Type URL
Binary Package dolly_plus-0.93-8-omv4000.i686.rpm
Source Package dolly_plus-0.93-8.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable the repository in Software Repository Picker:
    # om-repo-picker
  2. Install dolly_plus rpm package:
    # dnf install dolly_plus



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