I have a small (<10GB) database backing an Intranet WSGI website. In the Apache logs I frequently see timeout errors whose timestamp coincides with the daily backup cron job. I'm running incremental backup on /var/lib/mysql using duplicity. My questions:
1) Is this a coincidence, or is it possible to have interference here?
2) Is there a better way to do a database backup?
Host is RHEL7