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# 1  
Old 10-30-2008
Does Solaris Volume Manager support USB flash drives?

I would like to mirror or stripe across multiple USB flash drives on a Sun Blade 100 workstation running Solaris 10. Thanks!
# 2  
Old 10-30-2008
are you trying to do what windows vista does with the thumb drives and stuff???

just wondering here... why would you do this?
# 3  
Old 10-31-2008
I just want to practice the SVM for SCSA study.
# 4  
Old 10-31-2008
Meaning, you don't want to remove the USB after you perform th mirror?
Never heard of nayone doing thisSmilie
Not sure if its "supported" under Solaris
# 5  
Old 10-31-2008
I hope to find out if it works soon. At this point, I just want to see if SVM sees the flash device as a disk or volume.
# 6  
Old 10-31-2008
I suppose it will see the USB flash as only a volume. Can't be a disk.
# 7  
Old 10-31-2008
Didn't seem to work. I think it's because the flash drive gets mounted right away, and you can't create volumes on it. If the flash is unmounted, the device file goes away and you can't create volumes again.

I just realized that I can create virtual disks on my virtual machines, and SVM is working fine on those. So now I don't need flash drives.

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