Utility for creating MySQL backups via LVM snapshotshttp://www.lenzg.net/mylvmbackup/
mylvmbackup is a script for quickly creating backups of MySQL server's data
files. To perform a backup, mylvmbackup obtains a read lock on all tables and
flushes all server caches to disk, makes an LVM snapshot of the volume
containing the MySQL data directory, and unlocks the tables again. The snapshot
process takes only a small amount of time. When it is done, the server can
continue normal operations, while the actual file backup proceeds.