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Configure Backup question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zenid, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. zenid

    zenid Well-Known Member

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    In the WHM under Configure Backup. you can choose the follow option:

    Remount/Unmount backup drive (requires a separate drive/coda/nfs mount)

    Can i turn this option on?

    what is a: requires a separate drive/coda/nfs mount?
     
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    sneader Well-Known Member

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    Where do you want to back up your files? Do you have a separate drive?

    - Scott
     
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    zenid Well-Known Member

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    Yes i have a second HDD to backup.
     
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    sneader Well-Known Member

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    I would appreciate others chiming in that know more about this stuff than I do... but my understanding is that if you enable the remount/unmount option, then /backup will only be available to you during the cpbackup process. It will mount the drive or partition when needed for the nightly cpbackup, then unmount it when done. I believe this adds some data safety to your /backup partition (i.e. so it's not reachable if a command is issued that might screw up data, it can't effect the /backup data, because it's not mounted).

    So, that would make sense as to why they say it requires a separate drive... if you were silly enough to be backing up to your main drive, you obviously can't unmount it.

    I think. :p

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