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Data protection Migration and failback

  • 6 January 2021
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Hi, I’m new on the Data protection feature. I’ve done the a test VM migration to another nutanix cluster. The thing is after the migration, the VM on the source will be destroyed. I’m planning to use the Data protection to migrate the VM from the source cluster to the target cluster. I would need to failback the VM to the source VM. Am I able to restore the VM on the source site? 

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Best answer by AnishWalia20 6 January 2021, 14:56

Hey, @swee han Happy new year firstly.:smile:  Definitely you can restore the VM on the source site if that VM is protected and part of a Protection Domain and has snapshots being taken regularly at Source or Destination sites.

So bsaically there are two things after a failover…you can do a failback using Protection Domain migrate option on the source site.

or Protection Domain activate option on the destination site

You can also bring up the VM from the latest snapshots on the destination site.

 

You can also create a clone instead of restoring from snapshot.

 

Here is some documentation related to DR and PD https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/details?targetId=Prism-Element-Data-Protection-Guide-v5_17:Prism-Element-Data-Protection-Guide-v5_17

 

Also here are some great videos from NuSchool on PD and DR :https://www.youtube.com/c/NutanixUniversity/search?query=PD

 

I hope I was able to answer your query.

 

 

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Hey, @swee han Happy new year firstly.:smile:  Definitely you can restore the VM on the source site if that VM is protected and part of a Protection Domain and has snapshots being taken regularly at Source or Destination sites.

So bsaically there are two things after a failover…you can do a failback using Protection Domain migrate option on the source site.

or Protection Domain activate option on the destination site

You can also bring up the VM from the latest snapshots on the destination site.

 

You can also create a clone instead of restoring from snapshot.

 

Here is some documentation related to DR and PD https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/details?targetId=Prism-Element-Data-Protection-Guide-v5_17:Prism-Element-Data-Protection-Guide-v5_17

 

Also here are some great videos from NuSchool on PD and DR :https://www.youtube.com/c/NutanixUniversity/search?query=PD

 

I hope I was able to answer your query.

 

 

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Thank you Anish for the detailed reply. I’m testing out the recovery method. 

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Hey @swee han  , Glad that I could be of any help to answer your queries. 

 

Let me know mate, if you need help with anything else.:smile: