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Manage disaster recovery plan

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This topic describes how to manage the DR plans. It provides instructions to view details of a DR plan, edit a DR plan, and delete a DR plan.

View a DR plan 

The DR Plans tab displays details of the existing DR plans.

Procedure

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage Disaster Recovery
    The Manage Disaster Recovery page opens with the DR Plan tab opened, by default.
  4. The DR Plans tab displays the following details of the DR plans.

    Field

    Description

    DR Plan Name

    The name of the DR plan.

    AMI Update Frequency

    The frequency for the AMI update operation that restored virtual machines on AWS Cloud, such as Immediately after backupDaily, or Weekly.

    AWS Account

    The account that maintains the AMI for the virtual machines.

    # Associated VMs

    The number of virtual machines mapped to the DR plan.

Edit a DR plan

You can modify the frequency of the AMI update operation to restore virtual machines on AWS Cloud by editing the existing DR plan. Based on the defined frequency, on each schedule, the existing AMI, if present, is replaced with an AMI based on the latest restore point available for the virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage Disaster Recovery
    The Manage Disaster Recovery page opens with the DR Plan tab opened, by default. The DR Plans tab lists the available DR plans.
  4. Click the DR plan that you want to edit.
    The DR Plan details page opens.
  5. Under the Summary tab, click Edit
  6. On the Edit page, provide the following details.

Field

Description

Plan Name

The name of the DR plan that you want to change.

Description

The description of the DR plan.

AMI Update Frequency

The frequency for the AMI update operation to restore virtual machines on AWS Cloud. 

You can select one of the following options from the drop-down list:

  • Immediately after backup: The AMI update operation starts immediately after a successful backup.
  • Daily: The AMI update operation starts every day at the configured time.
  • Weekly: The AMI update operation starts every week at the configured time.

Start Time

The time when you want AMI update operation to start. In the adjacent box, select the AM or PM option depending on when you want AMI update to occur. 

The Start Time list only appears if you select the Daily or Weekly options from the AMI Update Frequency drop-down list.

  1. Click Save.
    After you update a DR plan, the virtual machines mapped to the DR plan get scheduled for disaster recovery as per the configuration. 

Delete a DR plan 

You can delete a DR Plan that you no longer need.

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage Disaster Recovery
    The Manage Disaster Recovery page opens with the DR Plan tab opened, by default. The DR Plans tab lists the available DR plans.
  4. Click the DR plan that you want to delete.
    The DR Plan details page opens.
  5. Under the Summary tab, click Delete.
    A confirmation dialog box opens.
  6. Click Yes to proceed with the deletion of the DR plan.

After you delete a DR plan, Phoenix deletes the schedules defined in the plan. Phoenix no longer schedules the virtual machines associated with that DR plan for disaster recovery.