I'm using Veeam B&R 7.
In fact I want to restore a mailbox folder a user has deleted since 1 month, that's exceptionnal and not very serious.
Yesterday, that was the first time I want to use a tape restore, I realised that we can't restore item as a "classic" Vmware restore, we have to restore whole backup to extract then the VM's, and the whole backup size is 900 Gb ! I'll take 8 hours to restore if I've enough space, to a local folder.
So it's not interesting to restore from tape backup, I'll use it only in emergency, cause it's no convenient. You have to make the tape restore feature as user friendly and quick as the vmware restore feature I think .. Like choosing the backup then mount the restored VM and restore items with explorer. Or for surebackup, mount a backuped VM on a lab ...
Dunno if Veeam B&R 8 can do that ?