ChevUribe
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Cloned VMs

Hi,

There are a couple of questions that I want to verify using vSphere Replication:

1. If we used cloned VMs in PROD and decided to transfer the storage to the DR, can we use the cloned VMs from the transfer storage to DR as recovery objects/pointers if we use the vSphere Replication for PROD to DR?

2. If there is an existing backup and recovery software and example we have a backup image for VM1 in PROD on 4/22/2019, assuming that as it is it is restored in DR as VM1; can we use the restored image as recovery object/pointer if we use vSphere Replication for PROD to DR?

Thank you!

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vbrowncoat
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1. By "recovery objects/pointers" do you mean as a seed for replication? If so, then yes, you can use clones as seeds for DR.

2. See above. The UUID needs to match for VR to use it as a seed

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