How to backup a MySQL database daily

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As of today, I have a 20 GB MySQL database that I backup daily using mysqldump. But there's one problem with it: When I don't take down the web server, it takes forever to backup (only takes 5-10 minutes when I take it down). Would there be a better way to do a backup for this?
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