>> I would never have any confidence that the replication
>> is solid enough to use the slave server for backup purposes.
> I agree completely there. That's the other reason I like filesystem
> snapshots is that it allows you to take a backup from
> the master relatively painlessly.
I've thought of using snapshots. Offhand, can't remember the reason that
I decided they would not work for us. It'll come to me...
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