To keep business critical applications running 24/7/365 it is important for organizations to have a sound business continuity and disaster recovery strategy. In this article we will discuss how to set up disaster recovery for Azure VM in secondary region.
We will use Azure Site Recovery that helps manage and orchestrate disaster recovery of on-premises machines and Azure virtual machines (VM), including replication, failover, and recovery.
To replicate a VM to secondary region, prepare site recovery infrastructure. In this case we are replicating from one azure region to another.
For replication from Azure to Azure, one can directly go to recovery service vault and replicate the VM.
3. Select the following
4. Select OK to proceed to next step.
5.Select the VM to replicate
6. Target configurations
By default, the following resources are created in target region and can be customized per your need
You can set replication policies and view extension details here
7.Click on create target resources
8.Then select Enable replication
Go to recovery services vault >> Monitoring >> Site recovery Jobs to view the jobs that are running during the replication.
Look for the following jobs
Once the above-mentioned jobs are over, here is what happens
Once all processes are completed, you can view the VM by going to recovery services vault >> Replicated Items
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