Or is it just effectively a file by file copy of what's on the disk?
The reason for the question is that we need to restore some deleted files but the physical disk no longer exists. However, we do have a System Image from very soon after after the deletions.
So what I'm asking is, would it be possible to restore the System Image and then use an undelete tool to recover some of the files? Or has the system image effectively ignored the areas on the disk that aren't officially part of the file system and so we're out of luck?
And by 'System Image' I mean the built in tool included in the Backup and Restore functionality.