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The idea may be reasonable but dd is the killer for all efforts. You will not get neither speed nor space-saving. With differential coping at least space-saving may available. Can try lvmsync to do It. Another option is ZFS (zfsonlinux) where you can do clones from snapshots. But I am not sure about ZVOL perfomance on Linux.
Who told you it was discontinued and no longer available? VMWare Converter Standalone version 5.5 was released 10/22/2013 edit: Oh wait, you want the cold cloning boot ISO.. yes, not sure where that went since v4 I believe. The PE method with an older ISO still should work for most systems. Out of curiosity, why do you need to cold clone one?
You need to clone 1 use to many other USB sticks ? I would use dd on linux for that. Create the image from the USB stick onto your hard drive dd if=/dev/sdb of=/tmp/usb.img bs=1M And then once that is finished, you can then plug in the USB sticks and clone from the image dd if=/tmp/usb.img of=/dev/sdb dd if=/tmp/usb.img of=/dev/sdc dd if=/tmp/usb.img ...
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