6.6 Initial Replication Method (Full and Incremental)

In workload protection and failback operations, the Initial Replication parameter determines the scope of data transferred from a source to a target.

During workload protection and failback to a VM host, selecting Incremental as the initial replication method requires that you browse, locate, and prepare the target VM for synchronization with the selected operation’s source.

  1. Proceed with the required workload command, such as Configure (Protection Details) or Failback.

  2. For the Initial Replication Method option, select Incremental Replication.

  3. Click Prepare Workload.

    The PlateSpin Forge Web Interface displays the Prepare for Incremental Replication page.

  4. Select the required container, the virtual machine, and the inventory network to use for communicating with the VM. If the specified target container is a VMware DRS Cluster, you can also specify a target Resource Pool for the system to assign the workload to.

  5. Click Prepare.

    Wait for the process to complete and for the user interface to return to the original command, then select the prepared workload.

NOTE:(Block-level data replications only) An initial incremental replication takes significantly longer than subsequent replications. This is because the system must compare the volumes on the source and the target block by block. Subsequent replications rely on changes detected by the block-based component while it is monitoring a running workload.