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robwilkerson 01-26-2010 06:58 PM

Unable to unmount sparsebundle
 
I ran a new backup last night that created a sparsebundle on an external (USB) hard drive. Today, in the course of doing other things, I noticed that, although I couldn't see it on the desktop, the image was mounted. I can't see it anywhere except from the CLI when doing an `ls`.

I've tried to unmount it, to detach it, to force both operations and to throw sudo at them, but I can't get this volume to go away. The external drive that it actually resides on isn't even plugged in. If I _do_ plug it in and mount the content, it mounts as 'mbp17.mwf 1'. Clearly the system thinks something is mounted, but I can't find a way to unmount it.

I've rebooted several times and I've also removed some ACL bits that were set, but nothing seems to work. Is there anything else I can try?

Code:

rob@mbp17 [Volumes] $ ls
total 8
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin    1B Jan 26 18:43 Macintosh HD -> /
drwxr-xr-x  11 root  admin  374B Jan 25 22:48 mbp17.mwf
rob@mbp17 [Volumes] $ sudo hdiutil unmount -force mbp17.mwf/
Password:
hdiutil: unmount: "mbp17.mwf/" failed to unmount due to error 49153.
hdiutil: unmount failed - Resource busy
rob@mbp17 [Volumes] $ sudo hdiutil detach -force mbp17.mwf/
hdiutil: detach failed - No such file or directory

Any thoughts, hints or suggestions would be much appreciated.

dnanian 01-26-2010 09:05 PM

Sounds to me like it's not a mount point. What happens if you restart your Macc and check /Volumes?

robwilkerson 01-27-2010 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 28596)
Sounds to me like it's not a mount point. What happens if you restart your Macc and check /Volumes?

I've restarted about 12 times (each after trying something new) and the volume (or directory) is always there. I was a little afraid to simply delete it, but perhaps that's worth a try.

dnanian 01-27-2010 08:16 AM

If it looks like a folder in Finder (use Go To Folder to get there), delete it. It's a failed mount point converted to a folder.

robwilkerson 01-28-2010 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 28598)
If it looks like a folder in Finder (use Go To Folder to get there), delete it. It's a failed mount point converted to a folder.

Deleted the volume, nay folder, last night and have since run a backup. Looks like everything's in good shape. I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't just try it on my own, but thanks for your help.


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