Let me chime in here.
keithhubner wrote:Yeah, but with backup copy jobs I can't change the IP addresses which I need to do. I could do this manually but I want to automate as much as I can.
This is not entirely correct. It doesn't matter if you're using backup copy jobs as a source for replication jobs or you're replicating VMs directly from production. During failover you will be able to do Re-IP.
keithhubner wrote:Yeah I have successfully done that, but, as I said before when using failover I can't take backups during failover, which I need to be able to do.
Can you please clarify that? You can definitely run backup jobs (regular) against production VMs. Failover with Re-IP should isolate DR VMs from production too, so there is no overlap. Should it resolve your issue? Sorry If missed some details from your posts.