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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)


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 an administrator.
For USB 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 administrator account.
Work with files on media.
Work with files on media.
Become an administrator.
Unmount the media device.
Eject media.
Eject media.
Exit the administrator account.