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Old 04-03-2009
Copying files unto a usb pendrive/external disk from Solaris 9

Hi all,
Can anybody help me with how I can connect a usb pendrive or external disk to a Sun Server which runs on Solaris 9? I am able to connect the usb drive to a windows server easily and copy files but am wondering if it is possible to do that with Solaris.
Any help will be appreciated. thanks.
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Old 04-03-2009
Assuming you have root:

- create a directory called /rmdisk (in the filesystem root) and give it permissions 755.
- restart vold
- insert USB stick

vold should now automount your USB device at /rmdisk.
Rember to use the 'umount' and 'eject' command before unplugging it so changes are flushed out to the media.

(Tested on Solaris 8 only, but should work for later versions.)

HTH,
n.
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Old 04-03-2009
Thanks Nephros but how do I restart vold? Which command should I use in solaris?
# 4  
Old 04-05-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by rahmantanko
Thanks Nephros but how do I restart vold? Which command should I use in solaris?
/etc/init.d/volmgt stop
then
/etc/init.d/volmgt start
 

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