Mounting makes the data on a storage device, like block storage, available to the file system on a computer. Users on the computer can then read and write to mounted storage devices.

The location in the file system where a storage device is mounted is called the mount point.

The opposite of mounting is unmounting, which removes access to the storage device so it is safe to remove or relocate.

Mount a formatted volume to make its filesystem accessible to the Droplet it’s attached to.
Move volumes between Droplets in the same region, or use snapshots to move volumes to Droplets in different regions.
Unmount volumes before resizing or detaching them to protect data integrity.