Although the ImageX.exe tool may appear to be a mechanism to create an image of a computer for backup, there are some issues that prevent using the ImageX.exe tool as a supported backup mechanism.
The following are the issues when you use imagex.exe as a backup mechanism
- Extended attributes are lost
- Sparse files on the system are captured and applied. However, the sparse files are no long sparse after they have been applied
- Symbolic links and junctions are automatically updated which in some scenarios such as Single Instance Storage(SIS) could lead to reparse points that contain NTFS file id's could be pointing to incorrect locations
Microsoft recomends you use Windows backup, Windows Server backup, or other tool designed specifically for backup to make a full system image backup.
ID d'article : 935467 - Dernière mise à jour : 9 août 2012 - Révision : 1