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Hi,

If I'm using Veeam to replicate between two ESXi 4.1 clusters in two different sites (live and DR) and I go to implement a DR test that breaks the link between the sites and then bring the VMs on line. Why would i use this more manual method http://www.veeam.com/forums/viewtopic.p ... 941#p10941 instead of just going to the Veeam GUI and selecting test failover?

Also, I have located the Veeam server in the DR site will this still use the CBT feature?

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Hi,

If your DR site is isolated from production, then sure, you can do that. Manual is for the cases when DR site is not isolated, and allows to change replica network settings before powering it on.

Yes, CBT will work no matter of Veeam Backup server placement.

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Re: DR Test

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Excellent, good to hear that. Also, I have my Veeam server located in the DR site (this was recommended from a question i posted previously :) ) but I'm just wondering will the replication cause a big overhead on the management interfaces of my ESXi hosts? Is there any specific recommendations around this?

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Don't worry about this, your WAN link will be the primary (by far) bottleneck. Besides, even local replication over 1Gb LAN is not reported to cause any issues on management interface.

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Re: DR Test

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WAN link should soon be 1Gbs link with the intention of using continuous replication to keep RPO under 30mins if possible. Thanks for the info and quick responses.

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