I have a question regarding Backup Copy Job GFS restore points, using B&R version 9.5 update 1.
We have a situation where we have several GFS restore points created by Backup Copy jobs that have become "orphaned" from the backup chain that created them. For various reasons, the backup chain has been deleted, but the .vbk file containing the GFS restore point is been kept. The .vbk files are located in Cloud Connect.
We may be missing something obvious, but we can't work out how to add this .vbk file and the associated restore points to the Veeam Console, and then restore data from it. The .vbk files are visible in the Files pane, but when we right-click on them, the Open command is greyed out. We've also tried to import the backups, however the Cloud Connect repository is not given as an option from which to import from. Rescanning the repo also produces no results.
I thought we could previously right-click the .vbk under the Files pane and open it from there under previous Veeam versions, but could be wrong on that point.
Do we have to create a .vbm file for orphaned GFS restore points in order to use them, and if so, how would we go about re-creating that?
I actually feel this is a weakness in the design of GFS restore points. Backup chains may come and go as requirements change. VM's are added or removed, jobs reconfigured. Things go wrong; duplicate backup chains can be created and the old ones removed. All the while keeping the GFS restore points intact. The GFS restore points are long term archival backups; they should be able to withstand the day to day changes that may occur in a typical Veeam implementation.