Yes, sorry, looks like it has the familiar media pools, etc. to help organize tapes. Yes, having it spit out a given full backup tape would be great, although when you get into a given job spanning tapes I'm not sure how that would work, but still would love to have it.
I'm fine w/ B2D2T, but the restore directly from tape into VMware would be great if it doesn't currently do that. What I would like to see is B2D2T be part of a copy job, rather than how it seems that tape backup is its own seperate world w/in B&R. Having your tape library being a destination for a copy job.
Agreed, it does seem like its tape management and integration seems a little basic but I would really like to see this further developed and brought more into the fold of main B&R functionality. Tape is not dead, and would be great for to help avoid spending unnecessarily on separate software (since we've discovered Backup Exec just isn't going to cut it for the data size and backup window we have).
Veeam B&R v9
Dell TL2000 via PE430 (SAS)