I see it’s recommended to use this option, and, can understand if the backup will be used to start another replicated slave from it, it’s really necessary most likely.
But, what if, as is the case for me, the backup is intended only to be used as a backup of the master database in essence? A point in time backup? Probably, never restored except in case of disaster of some sort, someone purges data, etc.?
I would think it ok and not unsafe. Any comments?