Replicating Existing VM Snapshots

  • 28 June 2018
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We are using the ASync Data Protection between two sites to replicate our VMs. But that is only taking a new snapshot of an existing VM and replicating that snapshot. I would like to have replication setup for some of VMs so that the VM and all of the snapshots we've made of it outside of Data Protection are replicated as well.

We may need a very specific state of a VM at our remote site. Using only the Async DP snapshots won't fully meet our needs.

Is there any way to do this with the existing Nutanix software? I'd rather not purchase something third party to solve this problem.

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I'm curious about this as well. Replicating the VM should replicate the VM as a whole and not ignore the VM snapshots.

On this note, please please please change the name of one or the other "snapshot". They are not equal and causes endless confusion. We have to call them "VM snapshot" and "Nutanix snapshot" to distinguish between them and are constantly tripping over the terms. I would go so far as to suggest firing the idiot who signed off on naming these two distinct things the same.