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Yes, you can backup these replicated VM files. Replicated VM files will be offline and won't be a running VM, so basically you would be backing up offline copies of all VM files ( Config files and VMDKs).
As far as backing up running VMs that are replicated, yes can do that as well. Backups might fail at times when vSphere replication is performing any sync tasks.
Please refer following FAQ for more info --> vSphere Replication Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - The current version of this doc has moved to: https://storagehub.vmware.com/#!/vsphere-replication/vsphere-replication-faq
Refer 'If Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) quiescing is enabled when configuring a virtual machine for replication, will this cause issues with backup solutions that also use VSS?'
Hope that helps
You cannot backup the VMs replicated data as they are not "VMs"
As I had mentioned earlier, replicated VM files will be offline and won't be a running VM, so basically you would be backing up offline copies of all VM files ( Config files and VMDKs).
VM that you see in the inventory is not created by vSphere replication but is a placeholder VM created by SRM for inventory mapping purposes. If you go to edit settings of this placeholder VM, you will notice that it does not have any hard disk attached it.
Replicated VM will only be registered to the inventory when you perform a recovery task.
I got it wrong. I believed it could already be offline.
So what option could I have to store these files from the VMs in another storage location?
I will explain the reason.
My vSphere ESXi is protected in a data center, but it is not my management. But I replicate the VMs in the datacenter for my onpremises.
I want to save the VMs that have been replicated from the datacenter to my onpremises and take them outside the company.
Typical backup won't work because there is no VM here. If the backup software supports backing up datastore files, you can do that.
If not, you can browse the Targetdatastore/VMfolder from Web client or using Winscp and download these files