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Need suggestion about backups mount/umount

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WebHostDog, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. WebHostDog

    WebHostDog Well-Known Member

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    What is the pluses and minuses of using mount/umount the backup hard drive during daily backups ?


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    If it's a separate partition, it should be unmounted between backups. If it's left mounted and a hacker gets in, it makes it easier for them to damage the backup files as well, or if someone does rm -Rf * from the / directory in shell, you'll wish backup was unmounted. ;)
     
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    Hello yes that was my point but a hacker is not so stupid and can make mount and delete it the same way you said :)
     
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    That's true, but if a script goes haywire, or a user makes a serious mistake, unmounted is safer. Safest is off server backup, but for on server backup, there are minor advantages to unmounting.
     
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    I don't know if the mount/unmount was designed with Linux in mind, but on FBSD , the feature doesn't work properly. When the drive is unmounted by cPanel, it is unable to mount it back in!
     
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