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Topic # 160027 20-Dec-2014 18:35
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In the evaluation of using Azure site recovery for DR we have achieved the following.

Replicated a server to Azure and failed it over.  It was interesting to see that during the failover, Azure site recovery manager shut down the on-premises server. We should test failover when the on-premises server is down which is the more realistic test.

Anyway accessed the VM in Azure fine and commited the failover. Then installed some software on that server to change it.

Next did another failover (which is a failback I guess something to do when on-premises is back up) and eventually the server replicated itself back to on-premises and started up. And nice to see the changes were there.

Finally committed the Failover in Azure but now in the protection group, the test server only has an action Reverse Replication available. I am not entirely sure what means. Does it mean reverse the replication direction to On-premises to Azure or does it means reverse the effects of the replication?

There is no option to failover anymore.

Thoughts anybody?

This stuff is pretty good, especially now you don't need VMM but documentation needs to be reviewed :-(




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  Reply # 1201194 20-Dec-2014 18:55
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reverse replication means your remote server becomes primary and starts replicating back to on-premises

Failing over shuts down the source because you don't get inconsistencies with 2 of the same server up at the same time



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  Reply # 1201251 20-Dec-2014 20:28
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But I don't want the remote server to be primary. I failed it back to on premises and can see the changes I made to the server in Azure.

How can I make the remove server backup again and have it ready for failover?


This is the only option I can see for my VM








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