Display dd progress during dd



Started a dd but wondering what the progress is? I haven’t found a way to do a verbose mode for dd, but this command seems to do the trick.

Lets start off by creating a dd of /dev/sda1
mnk0@tree:~# dd if=/dev/sda1 of=my-dd.img
We’ll need to find the process number of our dd which can easily be done with the following command.
ps -ef | grep dd
we’ll get something like this
root 31733 31268 54 10:44 pts/0 00:01:55 dd of my-dd.img
Now we can run our command to find the status of this dd. Open another terminal session.
kill -SIGUSR1 31733
and looking back at our dd page we should see dd dump out a status of its current progress.
mnk0@tree:~# dd if=/dev/sda1 of=my-dd.img
12574781+40555 records in
12601304+0 records out
6451867648 bytes (6.5 GB) copied, 224.634 s, 28.7 MB/s


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