Linux file consistent backups on VMware surely possible??

Linux file consistent backups on VMware, surely this is possible??


Have a read of this, Symantec Netbackup when it backs up Linux VM’s running on VMware, it calls a ‘SYMCquiesce’ utility which acts just like VSS on Windows and so enables file consistent LAN-free backup via VADP.


“On Linux virtual machines, NetBackup requires a special utility (SYMCquiesce) to quiesce the file system in preparation for taking the snapshot. Without SYMCquiesce, NetBackup cannot guarantee that data in the file system is in a consistent state when the snapshot occurs.”


This is back from February 2012, HP Data Protector must have a similar technology surely?


What is it called? how is it enabled?