Managing Recovery Locations

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    Recovery locations are groups of target resources (that is, infrastructure objects such as hosts, clusters and storage) used by VAO to orchestrate recovery. Resource groups are managed by Veeam ONE Client, a component of the embedded Veeam ONE server installed on the VAO server.

    VAO provides 2 types of recovery locations — Restore Recovery Locations and Storage Recovery Locations.

    Restore Recovery Locations

    Restore recovery locations are used to define compute and storage resources to be used to recover VMs when running restore plans and performing failback operations.

    Before you run a restore plan or perform a failback operation, you can choose whether to recover VMs included in the plan to the original or to a new location:

    • If you want to restore VMs to their original location, you do not need to configure any resources.

    VAO already includes an out-of-the-box ready-to-use location named Original VM Location — if you select this location, VAO will automatically detect the original location of processed VMs and restore the VMs to that location.

    You can only customize datastore capacity level and enable Instant VM Recovery for the location. For more information, see Configuring Original Recovery Location.

    • If you want to restore VMs to a different location, you must first categorize vCenter Server resources into restore recovery locations.

    For more information on working with restore recovery locations, see sections Categorizing Resources, Adding Recovery Locations, Configuring Recovery Locations and Including Recovery Locations.

     

    Storage Recovery Locations

    Storage recovery locations are used to define target storage systems and compute resources to be used to recover VMs when running storage plans.

    Storage recovery locations are populated based on information from connected vCenter Servers — resources for these locations are categorized into groups based on vCenter Server Tags that use metadata attached in the vSphere inventory. Resource membership in these groups cannot be edited in the VAO UI — you must modify tags in the vCenter environment. To learn how to add metadata to infrastructure objects in the vSphere inventory, see VMware Docs.

    For more information on working with storage recovery locations, see sections Categorizing Resources, Adding Recovery Locations, Configuring Recovery Locations and Including Recovery Locations.