Reprotect results in the reconfiguration of Site Recovery Manager protection groups and recovery plans to work in the opposite direction. With reprotect, you can recover virtual machines back to the original site after a recovery.


Click Recovery Plans in the left pane, select a recovery plan, and click Reprotect.


Select the check box to confirm that you understand that the reprotect operation is irreversible.


Review the reprotect information and click Start.


Click the Recovery Steps tab to monitor the progress of the reprotect operation.

Certain steps do not apply to all virtual machines. For example, virtual machines that you configured for array-based replication appear under Configure Storage to Reverse Direction > Protection Group > Configure VR Replication, even though this step does not perform any actions on them. These virtual machines are marked Not Applicable when the step runs.


When the reprotect operation finishes, select the recovery plan, click History, and click View for the reprotect operation.

The history report for the reprotect operation opens in a browser. The recovery plan can return to the ready state even if errors occurred during the reprotect operation. Check the history report for the reprotect operation to make sure that no errors occurred. If errors did occur during reprotect, attempt to fix the errors and run a test recovery to make sure that the errors are fixed. If you do not fix errors that occurred during reprotect and you subsequently attempt to run planned migration or disaster recovery without fixing them, some virtual machines might fail to recover.

Site Recovery Manager reverses the recovery site and protected sites. Site Recovery Manager creates placeholder copies of virtual machines from the new protected site at the new recovery site.