thanks to all who replied to my question.
The summary goes like this :
There is no potential problem in backing up a file system from multi-user
state and while it is mounted. But care is to be taken that the system is
not heavily active while you are taking the backup and also if any database
applications (like oracle) are used, it is preferred to unmount the file
system and take the backup.
cheers & smiles
My Original Question :
> what major problems one might run into if bakcup is performed from
> level and without unmounting the file system..?
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