chrisdearden wrote:As long as you are only going to replicate to that standby site , you wont need any additional licencing for it. You only need to licence the source for a backup or replication job.
you might not need WAN acceleration if you have sufficient bandwidth between your sites to replicate the workloads with a frequency that matches your required RPO.
If you have general purpose WAN accelerators in place like a riverbed you may find that unless they are specifically for Veeam backups , that they cache just fills up with Veeam data , displacing the data you actually want cached for general operations.
If you look at the size of your incremental's today , and use that as a guide to see how much data you need to get between sites in a given replication cycle.
being replication you cannot leverage any data reduction as in backup. The final size at destination is going to be "at least" the one of the production VM, plus the additional space for snapshots used as retention points. If it's going to bi bigger than production however also depends if you are going to replicate every production VMs or a selection of them.
Actually, now that I think, there is one data reduction you can use, that is to replicate a thick virtual machine into a thin one, this is perfectly possible and can save you some space. If instead you are already using thin virtual disks at source, the same size will be consumed at destination.
dellock6 wrote:you do not need to delete any VM at DR site after tests, SureReplica can manage tests and replication at the same time. After tests what is removed is a protection snapshot, the replica VM is not touched.
For licenses, any edition has replication and complete failback capabilities.