Creating vCD Replication Job

To replicate a vApp or another VM container, you must configure a vCD replication job. The vCD replication job defines a scope of VM containers to replicate, where to store replicated VM containers and how often to replicate VM containers. Every time the vCD replication job runs, replica snapshots are created on the VMs that are added to the target vApp. If a disaster strikes, you can fail over to the necessary restore point of your VM container. During failover, Veeam Backup & Replication shifts from the original VM container to their replicas. As a result, you have fully functional vApps within a couple of seconds, and your users can access services and applications with minimum disruption.


vCD replication job does not support replication of a single VM that is added to a vApp. You can replicate only vApps or VM containers.

To create a vCD replication job, do the following:

  1. Check prerequisites
  2. Launch the New Replication Job wizard
  3. Specify a job name and advanced settings
  4. Select vApps to replicate
  5. Exclude objects from a replication job
  6. Specify the vApp processing order
  7. Select a destination for replicas
  8. Configure network mapping
  9. Specify replication job settings
  10. Specify advanced replica settings
  11. Specify data transfer and replica settings
  12. Configure seeding and mapping settings
  13. Specify guest processing settings
  14. Define a job schedule
  15. Finish working with the wizard