troubleshooting Question

Is this a good way to backup of Mysql (Linux)?

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I have a Mysql database (~50M and increase..).
In /etc/my.cnf, I know mysql database is stored in: /var/lib/mysql :
...
[mysqld]
datadir=/var/lib/mysql
...

If I can update mysql database by BACKUP (COPY) this directory? (I zip /var/lib/mysql directory and copy to my USB...).

Is it a good backup?

Thanks in advance!
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