Replication of Virtual Machines


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Using Virtualization, you can configure virtual machines (VMs) or instances for replication to one or more secondary sites and configure replication groups for Commvault Disaster Recovery. Replication uses backups of primary VMs to create destination VMs and keeps destination VMs updated using continued incremental backups. Replication was formerly referred to as Live Sync.

The Commvault software includes multiple replication solutions. Choose the solution that most closely fits your needs based on your environment.


Technology used


Periodic (Classic)

Back up and restore data

  • You need to both back up and replicate data

  • Long-term data retention required

Periodic (Direct)

Replicate snapshots

Replicate data using no intermediate storage



  • RPO of less than 15 minutes required

  • VMware to VMware only