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Instant Recover to Exchange 2010 server

Veeam Logoby hasayeretFMG » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:55 pm

Good afternoon Veeamers

Question for you all: We are planning to move our Exchange 2010 server from one vCenter to another.
The server is currently sitting on an NFS NAS device so doing the move using VMware's vMotion is not an option since it'll take too long.
The only option we really have is to Instant Recovery from a backup and then do a full migration.
Are there any steps or anything in particular I need to know before doing something like or is it going to be like every server move?

Thanks!!!
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Re: Instant Recover to Exchange 2010 server

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:42 pm

Haven't you thought of replicating the server and then using planned failover for fast and seamless switch to the replica?
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Re: Instant Recover to Exchange 2010 server

Veeam Logoby hasayeretFMG » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:29 pm

I actually have not! Can you shed some light please and give some details on how-to?
Right now we have backups only
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Re: Instant Recover to Exchange 2010 server

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:03 pm

Add both vCenter servers to a backup console, configure replication job (from old vCenter to new one), let the replication job finish its initial cycle and perform planned failover. Thanks.
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Re: Instant Recover to Exchange 2010 server

Veeam Logoby hasayeretFMG » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:16 pm

Now as far as the planned failover, what would it do to the source server? I'd like to keep it offline in case I need to go back to it and I'd like the new server to get the same IP address as the old one
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Re: Instant Recover to Exchange 2010 server

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:25 am

Nothing special, it will be replicated twice (once in powered on state, and once in powered off state) and turned off. More detailed information can be found in the link Foggy's provided. Thanks.
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Re: Instant Recover to Exchange 2010 server

Veeam Logoby hasayeretFMG » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:45 pm

Thanks guys!
So I've created a replication and was able to permanently fail over to it but the source server is still turned on with the original IP address. The replica is also turned on with the same address. Do I manually turn the source off?
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Re: Instant Recover to Exchange 2010 server

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:00 pm 1 person likes this post

Instead of permanent failover you should have used planned failover. Anyway, since you've switched workloads to the replica VM already, you can simply power off source VM. Thanks.
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