I am trying to restore some files from Tape.
The Backup was created with BackupExec 2010 R3 with GRT enabled from a VMware maschine over VMware vcenter.
The backuped vmdk has about 2.5TB. Now if i am trying to restore a few kilobyte of files via GRT the restore process takes about 16 hours.
Is this normal?
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This is because the vmdk image needs to be staged to disk before the item can be extracted for restore. This is normal.
Alternatively, you can backup to disk and then duplicate to tape. You would then restore from the disk backup which will not require any staging.
It's probably staging that VM to disk...duplicate to disk first and then try the restore from there.
GRT backups are suggested to go to disk first if possible, and then duplicate to tape!