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User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Step 12. Finalize Instant VM Recovery

After the VM has been successfully published, you can test the VM and migrate it to production. After the migration, if you don't need the recovery source files anymore, you can unpublish the recovered VM.

Testing Recovered Machine

Before migrating the recovered VM to production, you can open the VM console in Veeam Backup & Replication. You can also test the recovered VM in the Hyper-V client.

To open a VM console in Veeam Backup & Replication:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select the Instant Recovery node.
  3. In the working area, right-click the VM and select Migrate to production.

Step 12. Finalize Instant VM Recovery 

Migrating Recovered Machine

When Veeam Backup & Replication migrates the machine, it transfers machine disks data to the production storage that you have selected as a destination for the recovered machine.

To migrate the recovered machine to production:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select the Instant Recovery node.
  3. In the working area, right-click the machine and select Migrate to production.

Step 12. Finalize Instant VM Recovery 

Step 12. Finalize Instant VM Recovery Tip:

When you pass though the Quick Migration wizard, if you don't need the recovery source files anymore, you can enable the Delete source VM files upon successful migration option. Veeam Backup & Replication will restore the machine to production and automatically stop the Instant VM recovery session. If you do not enable this option, the Instant VM recovery session will still be running, and you will need to unpublish the machine manually.

Removing Recovered Machine

After migration, if you don't need the recovery source files anymore, you can unpublish the recovered VM. If you have enabled the Delete source VM files upon successful migration option in the Quick Migration settings, the VM will be unpublished automatically.

After you unpublish the VM, the Instant Recovery session will end and the recovered VM will be unmounted from the vPower NFS server. The migrated VM will remain on the production environment. Note that all changes made in the recovered VM after migration will be lost.

To remove the recovered machine:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. In the inventory pane, select the Instant Recovery node.
  3. In the working area, right-click the machine and select Stop publishing.

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