Restore VCB full backups to any arbitrary location (BE local drive, etc...)
Backup Exec does not currently support restoring VCB full backups (VMDK + VMX files) to the Backup Exec server local drive (or to any arbitrary location on the network).
This can be useful for example in the below scenarios:
- All your ESX servers and hardware is gone (due to a fire, for example), and you want to restore your VMs directly into regular hardware and "play" them with VMWare player
- You want to send the VMDKs somewhere else
It is difficult to understand how such a basic feature is missing. After all, the full VCB backups are nothing more than big files on tape. You should be able to restore them anywhere you want.