Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover

Short Description

Starts to perform failover to a vCD replica.

Applies to

Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Veeam Universal License

Syntax

This cmdlet provides cmdlet sets that allow you to:

  • Start to perform failover to a vCD replica. In this scenario, if failover does not complete successfully, Veeam Backup & Replication will start to perform failover to a CDP replica again.

Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover -RestorePoint <COib> [-Retry] [-Reason <string>] [-PowerOn] [-RunAsync] [-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]  [<CommonParameters>]

  • Start to perform permanent failover to a vCD replica.

Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover -RestorePoint <COib> [-Definitive] [-Retry] [-Reason <string>] [-PowerOn] [-RunAsync][-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet starts to perform failover to a vCD replica.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Type

Required

Position

Accept Pipeline Input

RestorePoint

Specifies a restore point of a vCD replica to which you want to perform failover.

Accepts the COib object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet.

True

Named

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Definitive

Defines that the cmdlet will perform a permanent failover of a vCD replica.

If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet will not switch permanently from the original vApp to a vCD replica.

Note: Before you perform permanent failover, make sure that your vCD replica is in the Failover sate.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Retry

Defines that if failover does not complete successfully, Veeam Backup & Replication will start to perform failover to a vCD replica again.

If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet will not start to perform failover to a vCD replica if some VMs are in the incomplete state.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Reason

Specifies the reason for performing failover.

String

False

Named

False

PowerOn

If set, the replica vApp will be powered on after the failback. Otherwise, you will need to power the vApp on manually.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

RunAsync

Defines that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Force

Defines that the cmdlet will perform failover without showing warnings in the PowerShell console.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

WhatIf

Defines that the cmdlet will write a message that describes the effects of running the cmdlet without actually performing any action.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Confirm

Defines that the cmdlet will display a prompt that asks if you want to continue running the command.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see Microsoft Docs.

Output Object

None.

Examples

Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailoverExample 1. Performing Failover to vCD Replica

This example shows how to perform failover to the WebServer vCD replica.

$restorepoint = Get-VBRRestorePoint -Name "WebServer"

Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover -RestorePoint $restorepoint[3] -Reason "Data recovery" -RunAsync

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet. Provide the vApp name as the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $restorepoint variable.
  2. Run the Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Set the $restorepoint variable as the RestorePoint parameter value.

The Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet will return an array of restore points. Mind the ordinal number of the necessary restore point (in our example, it is the fourth restore point in the array).

  • Specify the Reason parameter value.
  • Provide the RunAsync parameter.

Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailoverExample 2. Performing Failover to vCD Replica with Retry Option

This example shows how to perform failover to the WebServer vCD replica. If failover does not complete successfully, Veeam Backup & Replication will start to perform failover to a vCD replica again.

$restorepoint = Get-VBRRestorePoint -Name "WebServer"

Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover -RestorePoint $restorepoint[3] -Retry -Reason "Data recovery" -RunAsync

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet. Provide the vApp name as the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $restorepoint variable.
  2. Run the Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Set the $restorepoint variable as the RestorePoint parameter value.

The Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet will return an array of restore points. Mind the ordinal number of the necessary restore point (in our example, it is the fourth restore point in the array).

  • Provide the Retry parameter.
  • Specify the Reason parameter value.
  • Provide the RunAsync parameter.

Important

Before you perform permanent failover, make sure that your vCD replica is in the Failover state.

Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailoverExample 3. Performing Permanent Failover to vCD Replica

This example shows how to perform a permanent failover to the WebServer vCD replica.

$restorepoint = Get-VBRRestorePoint -Name "WebServer"

Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover -RestorePoint $restorepoint[3] -Definitive -Reason "Data recovery" -RunAsync

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet. Provide the vApp name as the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $restorepoint variable.
  2. Run the Start-VBRvCDReplicaFailover cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Set the $restorepoint variable as the RestorePoint parameter value.

The Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet will return an array of restore points. Mind the ordinal number of the necessary restore point (in our example, it is the fourth restore point in the array).

  • Provide the Definitive parameter.
  • Specify the Reason parameter value.
  • Provide the RunAsync parameter.

Related Commands

Get-VBRRestorePoint