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About This Book

1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

What's New in Removable Media?

Changes and Improvements to Removable Media Management

Backward Compatibility

Mounting and Unmounting Removable Media

Ejecting Removable Media

Customizing Removable Media Management

Disabling Removable Media Features

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 Storage Devices With COMSTAR

15.  Configuring and Managing the Oracle Solaris Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)

16.  The format Utility (Reference)

17.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

18.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

19.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

20.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

21.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


What's New in Removable Media?

Changes and Improvements to Removable Media Management

Oracle Solaris 11: Previous features for managing removable media have been removed and replaced with services and methods that provide better removable media management.

The following new features are available:

The following features are removed:

Backward Compatibility

The following features provide backward compatibility with previous Oracle Solaris removable media features:

Mounting and Unmounting Removable Media

Most commands that begin with vol* are removed in this release. A modified version of rmmount and a new rmumount command are available to mount and unmount removable media.

These commands can be used to mount by device name, label, or mount point. For example, to mount an iPod:

% rmmount ipod

For example, to unmount the file systems on a DVD:

# rmumount cdrom
cdrom /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s5 unmounted
cdrom /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0 unmounted

For more information, see rmmount(1M).

Ejecting Removable Media

As in previous Solaris releases, use the eject command to unmount and eject removable media. However, the following eject options are available:


Forces the device to eject even if the device is busy.


Displays paths and nicknames of devices that can be ejected.


A CD-ROM tray close command is provided to the device. Not all devices support this option.

For example, to eject by its volume label:

% eject mypictures

For more information, see eject(1).

Customizing Removable Media Management

For most customizations that were available in the vold.conf and rmmount.conf files, you will need to either use Desktop Volume manager preferences or modify the .fdi files.

Disabling Removable Media Features

To prevent volumes from mounting outside of user sessions, disable the rmvolmgr service. For example:

# svcadm disable rmvolmgr