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Need a command line utility to eject RD1000 or other removable media


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Description of the Problem

You are using a drive that uses removable media, such as the Dell PowerVault RD1000, to back up your computer or server via a scheduled task. The operating system locks the drive during use, so that the drive's eject button does not work. In order to eject the media after the task is finished, you must log on to the desktop, right-click on the drive, choose "Eject", and then confirm. You would prefer a simpler and quicker method of ejecting the media, one that can executed via a command-line and added to your scheduled backup task.

Solution

FreeEject is a free third-party command-line utility that can be used to eject removable media such as DVDs. It also works with the Dell PowerVault RD1000. Simply download and unzip the freeeject.exe file and copy it to your computer, then add a statement such as freeeject d: to the end of your backup .CMD script.

David Carson
Posted on October 14, 2015
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