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How to check the progress of the dd process

Check the progress of the dd process.

To check dd progress execute the following command.

# kill -USR1 `pgrep -u \`whoami\` ^dd`
This command will send USR1 signal to every dd process owned by user.

dd process will display overall progress when it receives USR1 signal.

# dd if=/dev/sdb of=./sdb.raw
133345+0 records in
133344+0 records out
68272128 bytes (68 MB) copied, 3.00926 s, 22.7 MB/s
...
15244673+0 records in
15244673+0 records out
7805272576 bytes (7,8 GB) copied, 2511,34 s, 3,1 MB/s
...