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Recipe: Perform a Failback from a replicated VM to a new location

Expected deliverables:

Running a Falback of a Virtual Machine replicated with a Veeam Replication Job to move all processes back from the replica VM in the disaster recovery site to a new VM in a specific Location.

Time to complete: 15 minutes


  • Virtual Machine to be recovered must have been replicated with a Veeam Replication Job successfully at least once.
  • VM replicas must be in the Failover state.

Before you start:

The production Cluster or Host must have enough processing resources to power on the original VM back in production.


It’s assumed that you already have performed a Failover of the replicated VM.


  1. On the Home tab, click Restore > VMware vSphere > Restore from replica > Entire replica > Failback to production.
  2. At the Replica step, select replicas from which you want to fail back. Click Next.
  3. At the Destination step, select Failback to the specified location. To select which backup proxies will be used for data transfer, click Pick backup proxies for data transfer. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication selects proxies automatically.
  4. At the Host step, specify hosts or clusters where the recovered VMs will be registered. To do this, select the necessary VMs, click Host and select a host or cluster.
  5. At the Resource Pool step , select resource pools to which the recovered VMs will be added. To do this, select the VMs, click Pool and select a resource pool.
  6. At the Datastore step, specify datastores where you want to store configuration files and disk files of VMs that will be recovered. Also, you can change disk types.
    • Select the necessary VMs and click Datastore. From the list of available datastores, select the necessary datastore.
    • Select the necessary disk files and click Disk Type. In the Disk Type Settings window, select the necessary disk type.
  7. At the VM Folder step, specify folders in the target datastores where all files of the recovered VMs will be stored.
  8. At the Network step create a network mapping table. In the Network connections list, select the necessary VMs and click Network. In the list of available networks, select a network to which the recovered VMs will be connected.
  9. At the Failback Mode step, specify when switch from replicas to production VMs must be performed, either Auto, Scheduled or Manual. Click Next
  10. At the Summary step, review the configured failback settings and click Finish. If you want to power on the production VMs right after the switch to production operation is performed, select the Power on target VM after restoring check box

Important: Failover is an intermediate step that needs to be finalized. You can finalize failover in the following way:

  • Commit Failback
  • Undo Failback

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