Enabling Point-in-Time Failovers
You can retain point-in-time recovery snapshots for replication operations on the destination site. For each incremental replication, the replication operation creates a recovery point snapshot. The destination site retains the number of snapshots that you specify.
- Retaining a large number of recovery points increases the amount of storage that is required on the destination site.
- Writing changes to recovery point snapshots is slower than writing directly to a destination VM. If you enable point-in-time failovers using recovery points, then replication takes a longer amount of time.
You can use this feature when you replicate virtual machines for the VMware hypervisor, using When point-in-time recovery snapshots are available on the destination site, you can perform a failover operation to a specific recovery point. If you perform a point-in-time failover operation, you can revert to a stable VM state if the source VM becomes corrupt and the latest replication cannot create a valid VM on the destination site.
Before You Begin
For VMware destination sites: To perform failover, test boot, and failback operations for VMware destination sites, VMware tools must be installed on the source VMs before replicating the VMs.
- From the navigation pane, go to Disaster recovery > Replication.
The Replication groups page appears.
- In the Group name column, click a replication group.
The page for the group appears.
- Click Edit.
- On the Replication options page, expand the Advanced options section.
- In the Number of recovery points box, enter the number of snapshots to maintain.
You can specify up to 10 recovery points.
- From the navigation pane, go to Monitoring > Replication monitor.
The Replication monitor page appears.
- In the Actions column for a replication pair, click the action button, point to Failover, and then click Point in time.
The Point in time failover dialog box appears.
- Select a recovery point, and then click Submit.
Last modified: 10/28/2020 7:33:21 PM