pkelly_sts wrote:Out of interest, would it make any difference to things if, instead of "full VM restore" we use a "restore vm hard disks" which retained the original shell VM/ID?
When you restore virtual disks, their CBT data will be reset, which will initiate a full data re-read for this VM.
pkelly_sts wrote:Also, talking about CBT resets etc. I thought that simply caused the original backup to be *re-read* rather than force an active full, so can't such a restore just initiate a full re-read of CBT-related data (or whatever the official task is)?
That is the case with VM replicas, where you can map VM to a VM image, but in case of backup jobs you do not select a particular VM in the backup file that can be used for mapping.