Failover Plan Best Practices

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Failover Plan Best Practices

Veeam Logoby scott.edwards » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:22 pm

Pretty basic question, I was wondering if there was a recommended limit to the number of servers included in a failover plan and if multiple failover plans can/should be executed if the number of servers in the plan is limited.
I currently have one plan with 11 servers. I need to update the BCDR policy adding additional servers.

One other item, if a failover plan is being executed and the Veeam Backup & Replication server loses connection to the DR site (either by losing power/reboot or network connection) when the VB&R server comes back online does it detect the running job so normal procedures to failback to production can be properly executed?
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Re: Failover Plan Best Practices

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:04 pm

scott.edwards wrote:Pretty basic question, I was wondering if there was a recommended limit to the number of servers included in a failover plan and if multiple failover plans can/should be executed if the number of servers in the plan is limited.

To prevent VI overload, Veeam B&R automatically limits the number of VMs that start simultaneously by 10.

scott.edwards wrote:One other item, if a failover plan is being executed and the Veeam Backup & Replication server loses connection to the DR site (either by losing power/reboot or network connection) when the VB&R server comes back online does it detect the running job so normal procedures to failback to production can be properly executed?

The best practice is to have Veeam B&R responsible for replication/failover in the target location, to avoid such occurrences.
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