I ran into an issue recently where I could not do a GRT (file & folder) based restore from a backup that had been created using the VMWare Agent. The backups all reported as successful and I confirmed the GRT settings were configured in the backup options correctly. I also confirmed that the Remote Agent was deployed on the virtual machine and communicating correctly.
Basically when I selected the virtual machine in Backup Exec 2012 (because you do a GRT based restore through the Remote Agent) the restore wizard only had the option for a full virtual machine restore. There were no other options in the restore wizard. I could only restore the entire virtual machine and all its virtual disks.
Apparently this is a known issue but there is a very simple workaround. [Read more…] about Backup Exec 2012 – Can’t perform GRT based restore from a VMWare Agent Backup