Supported Platforms for Replica Failback

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    Failback to Original Location

    You can fail back to an existing VM in original location from the target host of any version: 2008 R2-2022.

    Failback to New Location

    If you fail back to an entirely new location or to a new VM in the original location, the version of the target host must be equal to or later than the version of the source host:


    Target 2008 R2

    Target 2012-2022 (the Target OS version must be higher than Source OS version)

    Source 2008 R2

    Source 2012-2022



    Mind the following exception: you can fail back from the source 2016 host to the target 2012 R2 host only if a VM replica configuration is lower than 8.0.