Creating a Recovery Target

Create a recovery target for the following scenarios:

  • To identify resources that can be used for live mounts and to specify parameters for live mount operations, including live mounts that are performed for backup validation.

  • To enable testing failover operations for VMs using live mounts.

  • To support Virtualize Me operations.

  • To specify options for replication to a destination site.

  • To configure Distributed Storage clusters as destination sites for replication.

  • To identify a destination for full VM restores.

    For VMware, users can select a recovery target as a destination for out-of-place restores of full VMs. To enable this capability for a user, you must associate the recovery target with the user or a user group that includes the user.

Before You Begin


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Auto recovery > Recovery targets.

    The Recovery targets page appears.

  2. At the top-right area of te page, click Add.

    The Add recovery target page appears.

  3. From the Select vendor list, select the virtualized platform for the destination.

  4. From the Application type list, select the type of operations you want to use this recovery target for:

    • Regular: To create a recovery target for live mount operations, VirtualizeMe operations, and full restore operations, select this option.

    • Replication: To configure options for auto recovery destination sites, select this option.

    Options for the virtualized platform that you select appear.

  5. In the Recovery target name box, enter a descriptive name for the destination site.

  6. Enter hypervisor-specific values for the other options on the page.

  7. Click Add.