As I understand it, this is the primary use for clones. The system generates clones every hour or so (and probably at other intervals), so if you
accidentally delete a file, you can get it back from a recent clone.
Similarly, backups would be done from a clone rather than the active file system so files aren't changing out from under the backup utility.
> and still
> be guaranteed that the entire FS has a consistent set of files.
Not really. There is no way to guarantee that without application support. All you can guarantee is that the image won't change during the backup,
but this doesn't ensure that the clone is itself consistent.
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