I'm back with the same questions as before. I did read the manual on
backups, but it did not answer my questions. Given that I am running Linux,
--skip-locking is turned on by default. The manual says in order to copy
the raw files, I will need to shut mysql down if I cannot guarantee noone
is accessing the files. I run a webserver with database-intensive pages.
Someone is always hitting a database and I don't have the option of
shutting down my databases when I make a backup. So, can I make a reliable
backup every night given the above conditions? If I can't, can I turn off
the --skip-locking switch, and not have any problems on Linux?
If neither of these are possible, I will have to switch to another
database. I have to be able to make a backup on live files. Any help will be
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