Replicating a Periodic Recovery Group On-Demand


You can run a replication job for all replication pairs in a recovery group on-demand. Periodic recovery groups replicate from source VMs to destination VMs on a regular schedule, but you can run an immediate backup job followed by replication or only replication job using the Replicate now option for the entire recovery group. The behavior of the action depends on the status of the replication pairs.

Note: Using the Replicate now option to replicate a periodic recovery group triggers the following:

  • Only a replication job for pairs that have the Sync Pending status.

  • A backup followed by replication job for pairs that have the In Sync status.

Before You Begin

Create a periodic recovery group.

Note: You cannot customize IP address settings for VMs with encrypted disks. If you configure custom IP address settings for a recovery group that includes VMs with encrypted disks, failover operations fail for those VMs.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Auto Recovery.

    The Recovery groups tab appears.

  2. Under Group name, click a recovery group.

    The recovery group details page appears.

  3. On the Overview tab, in the upper-right area of the page, click Replicate now.

    The Replicate now dialog box appears.

  4. Click Yes.