Possible to Virtualize Backups without full restore?
Currently I can offer the following setup:
1) Clone that machine(maybe even by restoring vmdk preemptively)
2) Install our software in restore only mode and point it to the same storage destination while the backups are running on the original machine
3) In case of disaster recovery perform file-level restore on that clones VM and continue working on it.
It's not really an optimal solution, but as of now we don't have the exact functionality you want.