G'day. We've got a co-located server in a local data. It has two drives, one for 'everything' and the other is purely for storing standard cPanel backups. Normally the backup drive is mounted before the backup processing begins, and unmounted the moment it finishes. My understanding of the benefits of mount/unmounting the backup drive is that this better isolates the drive from any problems (hardware problems, viruses, etc.) that might occur to or on the primary drive. So now we've just starting pulling the data from the backup drive using rsync to an offsite backup server right here in our office (a couple of kms from the data centre). Only problem is, we haven't worked out a way to do this which mounts/unmounts the backup drive from the process we're running from our office. So right now the backup drive is permanently mounted. So my question is 1. How 'bad' is it to have our backup drive permanently mounted? 2. Is there a way that we can initiate the mount/unmount process process from our end? Remember that we're pulling the data from the data centre, and not pushing it from the data centre. This is so as not to expose our backup machine in our office to the 'Net (which seems like a good idea). Thx.