@@ -30,6 +30,18 @@ recovering catastrophically corrupted filesystems. In the future,
e2fsck will be enhanced to be able to use the image file to help
recover a badly damaged filesystem.
+When getting an image to be used for debugging purposes, is necessary that the
+filesystem be unmounted or in a Read-Only state, to ensure the image-file will
+be in a consistent state. Although, it's possible to force an image-file
+creation using the
+option. For images saved for metadata backup purposes (to be restored with
+will be backing up only statically located metadata blocks, so, images taken
+from a read-write filesystem are not completely useless, and, although recommended, there is no real need to run it on a Read-Only or unmounted filesystem.
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