I try to setup a second repository for restore purposes. We transfer the last full backup of obsolet VMs or create long time backups by writing the VIB-file to a tape library by using another backup software. This is a simple file backup of the VIB file. I learned that I can restore a VIB file of a previous backup in a repository an can trigger a rescan of repository to bring them back into the Veeam console. To avoid a full rescan of the main backup repository i created a restore reposiory. I tried this szenario with a test client but the rescan repository terminated with '0 added, 0 encrypted, 0 updated, 0 removed, 0 skipped'. What did I missunderstood when I made that plan...? Do I need a VBM file also for a successfull rescan?
Note: Using another backup software for tape backups is unavoidable because we need it for backup physical machines. To backup physical machines with Veeam is not an option.
Thx & Bye Tom