You used the failover workflow to perform a disaster recovery. The next step is to run the Initiate Reprotect Recovery Plan workflow to reconfigure the protection groups and recovery plan to work in the opposite direction.

In this scenario you run the Initiate Reprotect Recovery Plan workflow to reverse the protection direction and reconfigure the YourCo ABR Protection Group and YourCo RP recovery plan to work for replication from Recovery Site B to Protected Site A.

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You run the current workflow on Recovery Site B.

You can observe the progress of the reprotect process on your Site Recovery Manager interface. To get a detailed record of the reprotect process, you can use the Site Recovery Manager interface to generate a report.

For information about the reprotect states, see the Reprotect States topic in the Site Recovery Manager documentation center and the RecoveryPlanGetInfo section in Site Recovery Manager API Developer's Guide.

For information about the reprotection with array-based replication, see the How Site Recovery Manager Reprotects Virtual Machines with Array Based Replication topic in the Site Recovery Manager documentation center.

Connect to Recovery Site B by using the Orchestrator client.

Verify that you ran the Login Remote Site workflow for the current Orchestrator client session.

Verify that you ran a recovery plan failover workflow. See User Scenario: Run a Recovery Plan.

Verify that you configured reverse mapping by running the Inventory Mappings workflows with reversed source and destination resources on Recovery Site B or by using the Site Recovery Manager interface. See User Scenario: Configure Inventory Mappings.

Verify that you satisfied the preconditions for performing reprotect, see the Preconditions for Performing Reprotect topic in the Site Recovery Manager documentation center.

Verify that you performed a successful planned migration by using the API, by creating a custom workflow in Orchestrator, or by using the Site Recovery Manager interface.

Verify that the recovery plan is in the Recovery complete or in the failedOver state. You can check the state of your recovery plan by running the Get Recovery State workflow or by using the Site Recovery Manager interface. For information about the states of recovery plans, see the Recovery Plan Status Reference topic in the Site Recovery Manager documentation center and the RecoveryPlanGetInfo section in theSite Recovery Manager API Developer's Guide documentation.

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Log in to the Orchestrator client as an administrator and select Design or Run from the drop-down menu in the left upper corner.

2

Click the Workflows view in the Orchestrator client left pane.

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Select Library > SRM > Recovery Plans.

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Run the Initiate Reprotect Recovery Plan workflow.

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Right-click the workflow and select Start workflow.

b

Under Plan setting click Not set and select the YourCo RP recovery plan to run.

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Click Submit.

Recovery Site B is the protected Site Recovery Manager site and Protected Site A is the recovery Site Recovery Manager site. The recovery plan on Protected Site A is in the Ready state .

After a reprotect operation, you can reverse the protected and recovery sites back to the initial recovery direction.

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Run an Initiate Test Recovery Plan workflow on Protected Site A. Use User Scenario: Test a Recovery Plan and select the recovery plan on Protected Site A.

2

Run an Initiate Cleanup Recovery Plan workflow on Protected Site A. Use User Scenario: Clean up a Recovery Plan and select the recovery plan on Protected Site A.

3

Run an Initiate Failover Recovery Plan workflow. Use User Scenario: Run a Recovery Plan and select the recovery plan on Protected Site A.

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Run an Initiate Reprotect Recovery Plan workflow, to restore the original configuration of the protected and recovery sites. Use User Scenario: Run a Recovery Plan and select the recovery plan on Protected Site A.