Configure Volume-Level Replication for File System


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You can configure block-level replication for file system volumes from one or more source servers to file system volumes of one or more destination servers using replication.

The replication feature is a framework that enables block-level replication of file system data from a source server to the destination server. The continuous replication feature uses block-level replication to synchronize block devices or volumes, continuously streaming updates from source to destination volumes. Each source server and the resulting destination server is a replication pair.

Block-level replication provides the following benefits:

  • Eliminates the need to take and clean up snapshots frequently on the source server, reducing the replication impact on the production system.

  • Enables more frequent and granular updates and synchronization between source and destination volumes, making it possible to meet reduced recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) for computers.

  • Provides a dynamically pruned history of recovery points without running backups or relying on synthetic full backups to consolidate incremental updates for different points in time.

You can configure and run continuous replication from the Command Center.

After you configure block-level replication, replication begins automatically. Replication is automatically enabled to capture subsequent updates to the source server.

Recovery Points

Recovery points are crash consistent copies of volumes on the destination computer that match the data that was written on the source server volumes at a specific point in time.