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Failover to DR site

Post by pjhughes » Aug 09, 2013 7:19 pm

I have recently donwloaded VEEAM and we are testing it with our VM system. We have a DR site at an alternate location. We are able to create replicas of our VM's and failover to them. However, when we failover and the replicas are activated, the original production VM's also remain active. Is there a way to make VEEAM power them off once the failover is complete? VEEAM will power off the replicas when we failback to production, but leaves production VM's active when we failover to replicas. Is this correct or do we have something configured wrong?

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Re: Failover to DR site

Post by Gostev » Aug 09, 2013 10:00 pm

We do not touch production VMs upon failover, because there are basically two scenarios:

1. Test failover
In this case, production VMs should not be touched.

2. Real disaster
In this case, affected production VMs are is already down, or non-functional.

We will consider optional shutdown, if there is sufficient feedback (I don't recall seeing many similar requests in the past years though).

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Re: Failover to DR site

Post by veremin » Aug 12, 2013 9:00 am

As a potential workaround you can initiate a failover operation through the PowerShell and shut given VMs down once the failover is finished.

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Re: Failover to DR site

Post by pjhughes » Aug 12, 2013 1:30 pm

Thank you both for the replies. That's what I was thinking but I just wanted to make sure I wan't missing any steps.

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