Managing optical drives with Solaris 9 (LGTpa48374)

With Solaris 9, the volume Management daemon (vold) was changed so that it automatically attempts to manage all removable media devices. Because of this change, the Volume Management daemon may interfere with NetWorker operations related to optical drives.

The workaround is to disable the vold daemon or modify the daemon configuration file.

Disable the vold daemon

To disable the volume management (vold) daemon:

  1. Log in as root on the NetWorker storage node, and remove or rename the /etc/rc2.d/*volmgt script.
  2. Enter the /etc/init.d/volmgt stop command.

Modify the daemon configuration file

To modify the daemon configuration file:

  1. Log in as root on the NetWorker storage node, and open the daemon configuration file, /etc/vold.conf in a text editor.
  2. Comment out this line in the Devices to Use section.
    use rmscsi drive /dev/rdsk/c*s2 dev_rmscsi_so rmscsi%d
    After commenting out this line, the Devices to Use section of the configuration file looks similar to this:
    #Devices to Use
    #use rmscsi drive /dev/rdsk/c*s2 dev_rmscsi_so rmscsi%d
  3. Save the configuration file
  4. Reinitialise the Volume Management daemon with the new configuration file settings:
    # /etc/init.d/volmgr stop
    # /etc/init.d/volmgt start


NetWorker Support reference: LGTpa48374