I need to use an external USB drive on our Novell servers. What is the GRACEFUL way to remove the USB device? Powering off, or unplugging it creates a device error, even if I dismount the volume first. "External (USB) deactivated by driver due to device failure". I am looking for a console command to use in conjunction with dismount volume to avoid this error. Or, is the error more informative than predicting an impending problem?

Thank You