Restoring VM from tape - netbackup/backupexec

OK. Going to have a raw ESXi server.

Also, got a windows 2008 server with tape drive etc which is networked to this ESXi. Got backup tapes for both Netbackup and BackupExec (different method for different hosts).

First instance, I guess I need to install backup/restore clients on Windows 2008 server. But how do I restore a VM in this way?

Do I need to build a VM first and then restore from tape?
paul williamsAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It depends what type of Backup you have and from what!

Is it a Block Copy, e.g. the entire VM (vmdk and all files!)

or is it just the Files and Folders, and System State of the Machine ?
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paul williamsAuthor Commented:
It is files and folder, and system state. Some servers are netbackup some are backupexec.

Hang over from when they were physical servers.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to follow the method of at least creating a similar specification server and restore.

If they are physical server backups, you may have issues, because the hardware will be different, and after the restore, it's likely you will have a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

and you should use your Restore to Bare Metal options that come with both products.
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