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Re: Installing Stretch/Testing with absolute minimal bandwith useage




Richard Owlett wrote:
> I am running Stretch that was fully updated/upgraded less than a week 
> ago. I have the flash drive used to do the original install of Stretch. 
> I have not _intentionally_ purged any files from cache.
>
> I wish to install Stretch on two additional machines. I am near my 
> internet data cap and wish to make *ABSOLUTE MINIMAL* usage of available 
> bandwidth.
>
> The purpose of this is to test the _installation process_ itself. That 
> eliminates anything resembling cloning. A secondary benefit will be 
> learning more about how Debian does things.
>
> Suggestions?

  you have already downloaded the files and they
are in the cache, i see no reason why they could not
be reused.

  have you looked at fai?  (fai-doc, fai-client, fai-server, etc.)


  songbird