Performing Failover

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    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.

    Important

    Failover is available in the Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions of Veeam Backup & Replication.

    Performing Failover to VM Replica

    If a VM is processed by a regular replication job, you can fail over the VM to its replica. After the failover operation completes, the VM replica is powered on.

    Failover is an intermediate step that needs to be finalized. To do that, you can undo failover, perform permanent failover or perform failback. You can take the final step in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. For more information, see the Replica Failover and Failback section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    To perform failover:

    1. On the Machines tab, select a machine processed by a replication job.
    1. Click Restore.
    2. In the Restore window, select a restore point of the VM.
    3. Click Failover.
    4. To confirm failover, click Yes.

    Performing Failover to VM Replica

    To view the failover progress, on the Machines tab, click History.

    Performing Failover to CDP Replica

    If a VM is processed by a CDP policy, you can fail over the VM to its replica. After the failover operation completes, the VM replica is powered on.

    Failover is an intermediate step that needs to be finalized. To do that, you can undo failover, perform permanent failover or perform failback. The final step you can take in Veeam Backup & Replication console. For more information, see the Failover and Failback section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    To perform failover:

    1. On the Machines tab, select a machine processed by a CDP policy.
    2. Click Restore.
    3. In the Restore window, select the restore point you need. You can fail over to the latest available crash-consistent state, to the latest application-consistent state or to a specific point in time.

    Tip

    • To quickly find a long-term restore point, use the calendar.
    • To zoom in or zoom out the time line, use the Plus and Minus buttons or switch between the Hour and Day views.
    1. Click Failover.

    Performing Failover to CDP Replica

    To view the failover progress, on the Machines tab, click History.

    Performing Failover to vCD Replica

    If a VM is processed by a vCD replication job, you can perform failover of the vApp that contains the VM.

    Failover is an intermediate step that needs to be finalized. To do that, you can undo failover, perform permanent failover or perform failback. The final step you can take in Veeam Backup & Replication console. For more information, see the Failover and Failback section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    To perform failover:

    1. On the Machines tab, select a machine processed by a vCD replication job.
    2. Click Restore vApp.
    3. In the Restore window, select a restore point of the vApp.
    4. Click Failover.
    5. To confirm failover, click Yes.

    Performing Failover to vCD Replica

    To view the failover progress, on the Machines tab, click History.