Seeding ReliableDR 3.x replicas with ReliableDR 4.x

SUMMARY

A procedure to avoid re-building all the replicas after an upgrade from ReliableDR 3.x to ReliableDR 4.x

ISSUE

This article describes how to avoid re-building all the ReliableDR replicas after an upgrade to 4.x version. This process is manual and customer has to follow the exact sequence listed below for a successfully 4.x seeding.

-Create the job in 4.x with the VMs concerned using the same hosts and datastores.

 

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-Once the 4.x job is finished, select the VMs within the job and select the Prepare VM for Backup option for all of them.

 

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-Run the replica job in 3.x version:

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-Open vSphere console, go to Protected VM and copy VM's annotations. After that, go to replicated VM and paste there the just copied annotations.

 

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-Go to ReliableDR 4.0 job, select the VM and chose the Map to an existing VM option.

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-Now you can launch the ReliableDR 4.0 job, the replica will be incremental.

 

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