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Veeam BR server at the DR location ?

Post by amgenung23 » Jul 02, 2014 7:10 pm

I am planning a DR test for a customer that currently has Veeam 7 replicating VMware VM's to a DR location. There current Veeam BR server is a VMWare server that exists in their production environment. If their production environment was offline, how would I initiate a failover? Do I need a second Veeam BR server at the DR location to initiate failover in the event of a site disaster?

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Re: Veeam BR server at the DR location ?

Post by Gostev » Jul 02, 2014 7:24 pm

Hi,

The best practice is to have replication jobs managed by the backup server installed in the DR site. While you can power on replicas manually, you will lose significant chunk of functionality (such as re-IP and failback).

If as a part of your DR test you simply want to test that the replicas are bootable though, you CAN power them on manually, as explained in the sticky FAQ topic. This will not brake the replicas.

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