Once you have enabled DRaaS on your cloud, registered on the dashboard and added your hypervisor zones to DR you are ready to enable DRaaS on your virtual servers.
On the control panel go to the details page for your VS. Click on the Tools button at the top right. Select Enable Disaster Recovery. This triggers the following steps:
- It registers the VS on the DRaaS Dashboard and creates an account for the VS owner (if this is different to the cloud owner)
- It creates a shadow VS on the DRaaS provider zone that you chose
- It sets up a secure tunnel and begins to replicate all your data to the DRaaS provider site
If you (or the VS owner) log in to the Dashboard and click through to the details page for that VS. you will be able to see details of the progress.
The process of enabling DRaaS can take some time and depends on your available outbound bandwidth, how much storage you are using and other factors. Once all the data has been replicated and all the disks show as being in synch then DRaaS is fully active and your machine is able to failover any time it needs to.