When you create a failover plan, you have an option to protect VMs included in the plan after failover. VAO will automatically create a new backup job to protect the replicas as part of the failover plan execution process.
To accomplish this, configure a template backup job on any Veeam Backup & Replication server in the DR site. For VAO to discover the backup job as a Template, you must create a standard Veeam backup job with the following obligatory settings:
- The backup job description must contain the [VAO TEMPLATE] text.
- The backup job must not contain any VMs.
You can create an empty VM folder and add that folder to the Virtual machines to backup list.
The VAO template job can be configured per-VM group in the failover plan. To do that, select the Protect VM Groups after failover option when editing the plan. With this option selected, a new backup job will be created for the VM group. For more information, see Overriding VM Recovery and Protection Settings.
After you create a template backup job on the Veeam Backup & Replication server in the DR site, VAO will collect this data and display it in the VAO UI.