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Setting up Restore from Tape

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With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can easily restore the necessary VMs, files and folders from tape archives. When planning for restore operations, consider the recommendations below:

If you need to restore full VM from tape archive to your virtual infrastructure, use Restore entire VM option, which can be chosen after you switch to Backup & Replication view, expand Backups>Tape and right-click the required VM in the list on backups:

Consider, however, that Veeam Backup & Replication then will restore all backup files (.VBK and .VIB) containing the restore point of required VM. They will be first restored to the staging location (repository or folder), so you should plan for staging storage accordingly.



Staging location should have free space not less than the size of all VBK and VIB files for all VMs in the source backup.

Then Veeam performs full VM restore of the required VM in a common way, and the temporary storage is then cleared.

If you need a more granular restore (for example, FLR, or any other, different from full VM restore), use the Restore backup from tape to repository option. You can restore full backups or even backup chains to a repository or any location of your choice. The restored backup will be registered in the Veeam Backup & Replication console so that you can work with it and use it for any restore scenario later on.

When recovering files or folders back to the original location or another server, you can choose to preserve ownership and access permissions.


If you have more than one Veeam backup server in your deployment and need to restore data from a media set recorded by another (not local) Veeam backup server, then you should Import the whole set and then run the tape Catalog job for all tapes in this media set. After finishing, all backups and files in the media set will be registered in Veeam Backup & Replication console and become available for restore. See the Cataloging Tapes section of Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for details.

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