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Restore from Tape

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The following types of restore from tape are supported by Veeam Backup & Replication:

1.Restore files and folders to disk.

You can restore items that were previously archived to tape either with Veeam Backup & Replication, or with any other backup solution, provided these items were written to tape in the native MTF format. Restored files will be displayed in the Files view of Veeam Backup & Replication console.

2.Restore VM backups to disk.

After backups are restored from tape to repository or folder, they are displayed as imported backups in the Backup & Replication view > Backups > Imported. You can use the restored to disk backup for regular data recovery, including full VM recovery, recovery of VM files, guest OS files recovery and other.

3.Restore VMs to the infrastructure (Full VM restore).

When planning for VM restores from tape to infrastructure, keep in mind the following workflow and plan for staging storage accordingly:

a)Required backup files containing the restore point of the VM you wish to restore are firstly restored to a temporary staging area (specified repository or folder). Restore to staging area is necessary since tape does not support random access.

b)Then Veeam Backup & Replication creates a restore task to restore the VM to the specified destination.

c)Finally, the staging area is cleaned up.

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