Veeam Recovery Orchestrator v7: Recovery Plans backup - pt.6

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VMs protected by regular backups can leverage Veeam Recovery Orchestrator (VRO) Recovery Plans to automate the restore action in case of a disaster.

Regular backups can be used by VRO to orchestrate the required recovery operations to restore services in case of a source VM failure or a disaster in the Production Site.

 

Blog Series

Veeam Recovery Orchestrator v7 installation - pt. 1
Veeam Recovery Orchestrator v7 Tags - pt.2
Veeam Recovery Orchestrator v7 Recovery Locations - pt.3
Veeam Recovery Orchestrator v7 Recovery Plans replica - pt.4
Veeam Recovery Orchestrator v7 Recovery Plans agent - pt.5
Veeam Recovery Orchestrator v7 Recovery Plans backup - pt.6
Veeam Recovery Orchestrator v7 DataLabs - pt.7

 

Create Recovery Plans for Backups

Login to Veeam Recovery Orchestrator and access the Recovery Plans section. Select Manage > New to create a new Recovery Plan.

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Assign a Plan Name and optionally a Description. Click Next.

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Select Restore as Plan Type. This option allows to recover VMs from backups. Click Next.

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Select the appropriated Recovery Location previously created and click Next.

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In the Inventory Groups section, select from Available Groups the Backup Job configured in Veeam Backup & Replication at Production Site and click Add. When the plan group has been added, click Next to continue. Next steps are the same as the configuration procedure done for replica.

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When the plan configuration has been saved, the plan is displayed in the Recovery Plans section. Make sure the State is set to Verified.

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Run the Recovery Plan

Select the created Recovery Plan and enable it by selecting Manage > Enable, then right click the plan and select Run.

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Enter the requested Administrator Password and click Next.

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The Result must be reported as Success to continue. Click Next.

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Select the Recovery Location created for Backups and click Next.

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Specify the Restore Point to use and click Next.

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If you want to scan the restore points for possible malware before restoring, enable Check malware flags on a maximum of XX restore points option and click Next. If this option is enabled, the recovery will take longer to complete.

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Click Finish to run the Recovery Plan.

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The Restore operation runs recovering the VMs added to the plan.

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In Veeam Backup & Replication the Restore operation is being executed.

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After a few seconds the Restore process completes successfully.

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In the DR vCenter Server the restored VMs are up and running.

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Reset the Recovery Plan

To stop the Recovery Plan, right click the plan and select Manage > Reset.

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Enter the Administrator Password and click Next.

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Enable Perform a Quick Check after reset is complete and click Next.

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Click Finish to reset the plan.

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The reset process is applied to the selected plan.

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Recovery Plans for Replica, Agents and Backups must be run when source VMs fails or the entire Production Site fails because recovered VMs become Production VMs once powered on.

Part 7 will cover the procedure to run Recover Plans in Data Labs for testing purposes without impacting the Production.

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