So, I am unable to restore a VM to Virtual Labs from Tape directly?
Unfortunately, no – the backup file must be restored to the repository on the first place.
Do you have any ideas for this scenario? How can I check the data inside the tape backup without doing a full VM restore?
If it’s suitable you could run VM recovery verification before backing up to tape by running the SureBackup Job
on a daily basis. Additionally you could perform manual recovery from tape when needed or upon customer’s request.
Also you could split the target backup to disk job to contain less VMs in such case less temporary storage during recovery process is required.