@foggy I'm not sure if that answered @AnichaNet's question but mine is similar.
I have restored a vbk from tape to a Hyper-V host that has no Veeam installed. I used Veeam.Backup.Extractor.exe to restore a VM and it appears the only 'useful' files available to me are an XML file and a VHD file (as per @AnichaNet).
I really have no idea what to do next (which I think maybe is @AnichaNet's question).
I have tried to run the Hyper-V import wizard (also via powershell) and it fails with this message: "The virtual machine configuration could not be read. The data might be corrupt or not valid."
So is this an issue with my method? Or is the file actually corrupted and I wasted 8 hours restoring it from tape