On 04/21/2016 07:49 PM, Chandran Manikandan wrote: > Why it's happened like this environment and how to avoid it. Generally the way to avoid it would be for your backup application to fail if the destination does not exist, and alert the admin. For instance, rsnapshot has the "no_create_root" option to do exactly that. If you're making backups with scripts of your own, just start with something like: test -d $destination || alert_admin_and_exit ...where $destination is a sub-directory under the mount point. Backing up directly to the mount point can make it more complicated to detect the presence of the mounted filesystem.