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Monitoring Replication and Initiating Operations

Use the Replication monitor to view sync status information.

You can also perform operations from the monitor. The operations that are available for a row in the monitor depend on the replication type and the sync status.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Monitoring > Replication Monitor.

    The Replication monitor page appears.

  2. To perform operations from the monitor, use one of the following options:
    • Select a row and then click a link about the table to perform an action.

      If more than two actions are available, click the menu icon to see additional actions.

    • Right-click a row and then select an action from the context menu.

Operations

Visibility of operations depends on the replication type and status.

You can perform the following operations for databases:

  • Bring online: (SQL Server) Set a SQL Server database to recovery state.

You can perform the following operations for virtual machines:

  • Delete: Delete the replication pair. Also provides the option to delete the destination.

    If a deleted VM is part of a replication group, deleting the VM also removes the VM from the replication group, and the VM is not included in ongoing replication operations.

    If a deleted VM is part of a VM group that was replicated by being associated with a replication plan, the VM remains part of the VM group and the VM is included in ongoing replication operations.

    You cannot delete a destination VM if a replication operation, failover operation, or failback operation is starting, in progress, or paused.

  • Disable replication: Disable replication for the selected destinations.
  • Disable validation: (VMware and Amazon destinations) Turn off validation for the selected destination VM, regardless of whether that option is enabled for the replication group or replication plan that includes the VM.
  • Enable replication: Enable replication for the selected destinations.

    When replication is disabled and then re-enabled, the next scheduled replication performs a full replication job on the destination.

  • Enable validation: (VMware and Amazon destinations) Turn on validation for the selected destination VM, regardless of whether that option is enabled for the replication group that includes the VM.
  • Failback: Switch back to the primary site after a failover. You can only execute a failback operation for virtual machines from the same replication group.

    After the failback operation, the next backup of the source VM will be a full backup.

    Note:

    For Oracle Cloud Infrastructure destination sites, use Undo failover instead of Failback.

    Failback is not supported for OpenStack destinations.

  • Planned failover: Performs a planned failover so that you can test the failover process or perform maintenance on your primary site.

    Planned failover is supported only when replication is configured to use regular streaming backups. Planned failover is not supported if the schedule is configured to run from IntelliSnap backup copies.

  • Point in time failover: (VMware destinations) Select a point-in-time recovery point to use for the failover operation.
  • Reverse replication: (VMware destinations) Update the source VM on the primary site with changes from the VM running on the secondary site.
  • Test boot VM: (Hyper-V and VMware destinations) Powers on destination VMs to verify that they are ready for use in the event of a disaster. To avoid conflicts with the source VM and ensure that the virtual machine is not modified by the test boot, this scenario takes a snapshot of the virtual machine before the test boot, boots destination VMs with network connections disabled, and reverts to the snapshot afterwards.

    Note: If you test boot multiple VMs, select VMs that are part of the same replication group.

  • Undo failover: (VMware or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure destinations) Discard changes from the secondary site and make the original source VM active again.
  • Unplanned failover: In the event that the primary site is unavailable, this option disables replication and powers up destination VMs at the disaster recovery site with appropriate network connections and IP addresses.

    Note: For an unplanned failover, some changes on the source VM might not be synced to the destination VM. For this reason, it is best to use the Failback option only after a planned failover.

  • Validate as per replication group setting: Use the setting in the replication group to determine whether to validate a destination VM.

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Last modified: 8/27/2019 3:36:53 PM