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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems     Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library
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About This Book

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)


Comparison of Manual and Automatic Mounting

The following table compares the steps involved in manual mounting (without removable media services) and automatic mounting (with removable media management) of removable media.

Table 1-1 Comparison of Manual and Automatic Mounting of Removable Media

Manual Mounting
Automatic Mounting
Insert media.
Insert media.
Become superuser.
For diskettes, use the volcheck command.
Determine the location of the media device.
Removable media services automatically perform many of the tasks that are required to manually mount and work with removable media.
Create a mount point.
Make sure you are not in the mount point directory.
Mount the device and use the proper mount options.
Exit the superuser account.
Work with files on media.
Work with files on media.
Become superuser.
Unmount the media device.
Eject media.
Eject media.
Exit the superuser account.