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Detaching a Secondary Volume from your Orbit


If you no longer wish to have a secondary volume attached to your system it’s as easy to remove as it is to attach.


  • Orbit with Secondary Volume Attached

Unmounting the Volume

  1. You must remove the added volume from your /etc/fstab file before detaching the volume. First you need to check if any processes are running. You can do so by running.

    sudo lsof +f -- /mnt/NAME

    NAME: name of the volume

  2. Then you can unmount it by running.

    sudo unmount /mnt/NAME
  3. Now you need to remove it from the “/etc/fstab” file, which can be done by running.

    sudo nano /etc/fstab

    Remove any entries involving your volume

  4. Now remove the mount point.

    sudo rmdir /mnt/NAME

Detaching the Volume

  1. To detach a volume, first navigate to the “My Volumes” tab.

    My Volumes

  2. Once there, select the volume that you want to remove and press “Detach”