This may be a dumb question. I would like to use duplicity to make backups to Amazon S3 of directories, each of which contains a different user's data. Each directory could be written to at any time. So I have two questions:
Should I be concerned that a scheduled backup of a directory might occur in the middle of data being written to files in the directory, resulting in a corrupted backup?
And if that is a valid concern, how would I go about temporarily delaying an operation while IO was happening, to try to minimize that effect.
Thanks for the advice