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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Replication using Veeam Backup and Replication 6 for Hyper-V Part 2

 

On previous post, we have covered about the replication configuration. Now let us continue Part 2 which focus on failover and fallback. Before that, let have a look when problem occur during replication.

Replication failed status when DR connection is down. (Click on Job | Select Replication | Right click and select Real-time statistic)

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To get more detail about the replication issue, you can generate a HTML report. Failed job is displayed in pink colour. (Click on Job | Select Replication | Right click and select Report)

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If replication fail, the system will perform retry on next schedule.

Below screenshot has specify to perform replication every 1 hour.

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To view the result of each replication status:- (Click Replicas | Select the VM | Right click and select Properties)

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Failover to DR Site

Now, let have a look on when we initiate failover.

Note:- Offline existing VM @Primary site before perform failover to avoid conflict.

Right click on the job and select Failover.

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Select the VM recovery point that you want to failover

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Specify the reason to restore and proceed till last step to failover

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Once complete, VM @ DR Site will boot up.

Fallback to Primary Site

Now let perform try fall back. Select the VM | Right click and select Fallback

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Select the VM and click Next

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Choose the option for destination. You can fallback to the original VM or different location.

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During failover or fallback, just monitor on the Hyper-V Manager snap-in and you can see the system create / delete snapshot for this operation.

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