VM Failover

Failover is a process of switching from the original VM in the production site to its VM replica in the disaster recovery site. Authorized users can perform the following failover operations:

Users with the Portal User and Restore Operator roles can perform failover of machines included in the restore scope. Users with the Portal Administrator role have no restore scope limitations. For more information on restore scope, see Configuring Restore Scope.


Consider the following:

  • Failover is available in the Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions of Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • To perform permanent failover, failback, undo failover, or create a failover plan, use the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

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