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How can I replicate two VMs from the same source server to two different drives on target server? RRS feed

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  • Hello all,

    I have a fairly simple setup:  My source server has two VMs, one is one drive E: and the other is on drive F:.  I want to set up replication on a target server that is set up similarly (has a drive E: and F:).  When I try to configure replication,  I cannot figure out how to copy each to its own drive on the target server.  They won't both fit on either drive, so is there any way this can be done?  On the target server I tried:

    1. selecting "Allow replication from specified servers" and defining the same server twice but it won't allow it.

    2. selecting "Allow replication from any authenticated server" but it only gives me a single default location to store Replica files.

    I'm fairly new to this, so please forgive me if I'm overlooking something that's obvious.

       

    2019年9月13日 20:01

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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in our forum!

     

    As I understand , Your question is that you cannot specify the location of the replication file. If I misunderstand, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Based on my knowledge, to choose the drive to storage your replication:

    1. Choose” Allow replication from any authenticated server”.
    2. Click “Browse” under the “Specify the default location to store Replica files” , then you can choose the location of your VHD.

     

    If failed, I hope that you can upload your replication configuration screenshot, especially the “Authorization and storage” part. 

     

    For the detail steps for Hyper-V Replica, please see this blog closely.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2013/04/07/step-by-step-virtual-machine-replication-using-hyper-v-replica/

     

    Hope this can help you, if you have anything unclear, please let me know.

     

    Best Regards,

    Ellen





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    2019年9月16日 8:34
  • Hello all,

    I have a fairly simple setup:  My source server has two VMs, one is one drive E: and the other is on drive F:.  I want to set up replication on a target server that is set up similarly (has a drive E: and F:).  When I try to configure replication,  I cannot figure out how to copy each to its own drive on the target server.  They won't both fit on either drive, so is there any way this can be done?  On the target server I tried:

    1. selecting "Allow replication from specified servers" and defining the same server twice but it won't allow it.

    2. selecting "Allow replication from any authenticated server" but it only gives me a single default location to store Replica files.

    I'm fairly new to this, so please forgive me if I'm overlooking something that's obvious.

       

    You didn't miss anything. You can only have a single default because that's what the word default means. But, that's not what you're trying to change. The setting that you want to exist, but does not, is a way to selectively override the default for a specific VM. You have two alternative choices:

    1. Configure Replica with a default, set up the first VM for replica, and get it started. Reconfigure the default, then configure replication for the second VM.
    2. Start replicating both VMs to a default location. At any point after the replica VMs are configured, use Storage Migration to move one of them.

    Default only tells Hyper-V Replica where to place newly-replicating VMs. It does not impact the location of existing replicas.


    Eric Siron
    Altaro Hyper-V Blog
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    2019年9月16日 13:08
  • Hi,

     

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    Ellen



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    2019年9月18日 7:04
  • Hi Ellen,

    I'm sorry, that's not it.  Here's what I'm trying to do----


    SOURCE Server                              --------->                  TARGET Server                                  

    VM1, all files are on drive E:      currently replicates to      drive E: on target server                   

    VM2, all files are on drive F:      want to replicate to          drive F: on target server, but how????    

    I already have VM1 on drive E: on the source server replicating to drive E: on the target server, but I can't find a way to replicate VM2 on drive F: on the source server to go to drive F: on the target server.  It looks like I can only replicate VM2 to the same path that VM1 replicates to.  I think I'm going to have to export/import  VM2 to drive F: on the target server once a week.  That would work for us since VM2 doesn't change that much.   

    ----Alan

    2019年9月23日 20:49
  • Either one of the solutions that I presented will directly address your problem.

    Eric Siron
    Altaro Hyper-V Blog
    I am an independent contributor, not an Altaro employee. I accept all responsibility for the content of my posts. You accept all responsibility for any actions that you take based on the content of my posts.

    2019年9月23日 23:31
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will propose it as ‘Answered’ as the information provided should be helpful.

    If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.  

    Best regards,

    Ellen


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    2019年10月8日 2:26