Use Cases for Disaster Recovery

Updated

You can use the Commvault Disaster Recovery solution to replicate virtual machines to a warm disaster recovery site on a periodic schedule.

The Disaster Recovery solution supports the following use cases:

  • Replication from a primary site to a secondary site

  • DR orchestration between primary and secondary sites

  • Failover groups that coordinate the failover of a group of virtual machines

  • Virtual labs that are created as part of a failover group configuration

Replication Support

The following table shows the virtualization platforms that support replication for disaster recovery:

Source

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Destination

Amazon

Azure

Azure Stack Hub

Azure Stack HCI

Google Cloud Platform

Hyper-V

VMware

Amazon

Yes

--

--

--

--

--

--

Azure

--

Yes

--

--

--

--

--

Azure Stack Hub

--

--

Yes

--

--

--

--

Azure Stack HCI

--

Yes

Yes

Yes

--

Yes

--

Google Cloud Platform

--

--

--

--

Yes

--

--

Hyper-V

--

Yes

Yes

Yes

--

Yes

--

VMware

Yes

Yes

Yes

--

Yes

Yes

Yes

Orchestration Features

The following table shows supported orchestration features for each type of replication.

Source

Destination

Replication type

DR operations from replication pairs

DR operations from failover groups

Amazon

Amazon

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Test failover

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Test failover

Azure

Azure

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Test failover

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Test failover

Azure Stack Hub

Azure Stack Hub

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

Azure Stack HCI

  • Azure

  • Azure Stack Hub

  • Azure Stack HCI

  • Hyper-V

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Undo Failover

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Undo Failover

Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Planned or Unplanned failover

  • Failback

Hyper-V

  • Azure

  • Azure Stack Hub

  • Azure Stack HCI

  • Hyper-V

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Undo Failover

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Undo Failover

VMware

Amazon

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

VMware

Azure

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Test failover

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Test failover

VMware

Azure Stack Hub

Periodic

  • Planned or Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Planned or Unplanned failover

  • Failback

VMware

Google Cloud Platform

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Planned or Unplanned failover

  • Failback

VMware

Hyper-V

Periodic

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

VMware

VMware

Periodic (optionally using source snapshots)

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback (only for VVol Snap Engine)

  • Test boot

  • Test failover

  • Point-in-time failover

  • Undo failover

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Failback

  • Test boot

  • Test failover

  • Automatic failover

VMware

VMware

Continuous

  • Planned failover

  • Unplanned failover

  • Test failover

  • Create clone DR VM

Not supported