How to unmount a busy device

YES!! There is a way to detach a busy device immediately – even if it is busy and cannot be unmounted forcefully. You may cleanup all later:



  1. These commands can disrupt a running process, cause data loss OR corrupt open files. Programs accessing target DEVICE/NFS files may throw errors OR could not work properly after force unmount.
  2. Do not execute above umount commands when inside mounted path (Folder/Drive/Device) itself. First, you may use pwd command to validate your current directory path (which should not be the mounted path), then use cd command to get out of the mounted path – to unmount it later using above commands.

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