Managing ZFS File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: December 2014

Unmounting ZFS File Systems

You can unmount ZFS file systems by using the zfs unmount subcommand. The unmount command can take either the mount point or the file system name as an argument.

In the following example, a file system is unmounted by its file system name:

# zfs unmount users/home/mark

In the following example, the file system is unmounted by its mount point:

# zfs unmount /users/home/mark

The unmount command fails if the file system is busy. To forcibly unmount a file system, you can use the –f option. Be cautious when forcibly unmounting a file system if its contents are actively being used. Unpredictable application behavior can result.

# zfs unmount tank/home/eric
cannot unmount '/tank/home/eric': Device busy
# zfs unmount -f tank/home/eric

To provide for backward compatibility, the legacy umount command can be used to unmount ZFS file systems. For example:

# umount /tank/home/bob

For more information about the zfs umount command, see zfs(1M).