Veeam Availability Orchestrator – v.3.0 – DR from Backup

Fourth article about VAO 3.0 and the second use case.

How to use a Backup Job to implement a DR scenario with VAO. In this article, I don’t cover the mandatory step related to VMs tag.

If you need a guide please refer to my previous writes (Baseline  1  & 2)

The main steps are:

  1. Creating a Failover location where the VMs can be restarted
  2. Setting up scope
  3. Creating the orchestration plan

Let’s start!

1 . Creating the Failover location

Pictures 1 to 3 show how easier it is to set Name, computers, and storage resources.

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Picture 4 shows the maximum storage % that can be used by Restore task and picture 5 shows if the Instant VM recovery has to be enabled.

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Picture 6 shows one of my favorites VAO options.

Why? Because it allows VAO to be implemented where the primary backup job has been copied to a second location.

To be clearer: the VBR backup copy job allows to copy backup data to the secondary site. If there are VMware hosts, it’s possible to create a DR site just restoring data from backup copy job.

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Picture 7 shows how to twin the production with DR networks (the previous step sets-up the re-IP addressing just for windows VMs)

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Picture 8 shows the GDPR option

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2. Setting up scope

Pictures 9 to 12 show the main points:

To set-up a scope,  check-up the VM Groups,  select the Recovery Location and which plan steps have to be added.  (all details are available at Baseline articles).

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3. Creating the Orchestration Plan

From Picture 13 to 16 the main points to set up the Restore Plan

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Please find here an example of Readiness check Reports

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