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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems     Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library
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1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

What's New in Removable Media?

vold is Managed by the Service Management Facility (SMF)

Improvements to Volume Management (vold)

Where to Find Managing Removable Media Tasks

Removable Media Features and Benefits

Comparison of Manual and Automatic Mounting

Overview of Accessing Removable Media

2.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

3.  Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)

4.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

5.  Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)

6.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

7.  Using USB Devices (Overview)

8.  Using USB Devices (Tasks)

9.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

10.  Managing Disks (Overview)

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

12.  SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

13.  x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

14.  Configuring Oracle Solaris iSCSI Targets and Initiators (Tasks)

15.  The format Utility (Reference)

16.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

17.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

18.  Using The CacheFS File System (Tasks)

19.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

20.  Checking UFS File System Consistency (Tasks)

21.  UFS File System (Reference)

22.  Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Overview)

23.  Backing Up UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

24.  Using UFS Snapshots (Tasks)

25.  Restoring UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

26.  UFS Backup and Restore Commands (Reference)

27.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

28.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Overview of Accessing Removable Media

Essentially, removable media services enable you to access removable media just as manual mounting does, but more easily and without the need for superuser access.

If your system has more than one type of removable device, see the following table for their access points.

Table 1-2 How to Access Data on Removable Media

Find the Files Here
Files on the first diskette
The diskette and type volcheck on the command line
Files on the removable hard disk
The removable hard disk and type volcheck on the command line
/rmdisk/rmdisk0 or /rmdisk/rmdisk1
Files on the first CD
The CD and wait for a few seconds
Files on the first DVD
The DVD and wait for a few seconds

Table 1-3 Where to Access Removable Media

Access File Systems With This Path
Access Raw Data With This Path
/rmdisk/rmdisk0 or


/vol/dev/aliases/rmdisk0 or