Move a VRA to a New Datastore

Summary

N/A An administrator may need to move a VRA and its associated disks from one datastore to another. Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) supports Storage vMotion of VRAs, as of version 3.1 for Enterprise environments and 3.5U2 for Cloud environments.

Root Cause

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Symptoms

An administrator may need to move a VRA and its associated disks from one datastore to another. Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) supports Storage vMotion of VRAs, as of version 3.1 for Enterprise environments and 3.5U2 for Cloud environments.

Solution

To move an entire VRA (VRA volumes, recovery volumes, and journal volumes) to a new datastore starting with ZVR 3.1, Storage vMotion the VRA from the old datastore to the new datastore using the "Migrate" operation within vSphere.
To move individual volumes to new locations, use the "Migrate" operation within vSphere, but choose the "Advanced" option to specify the parameters for the migration on a per-volume basis.

Zerto operations cannot be performed while the Storage vMotion is in progress and if volumes are moved across vCD Storage Profiles, affected VPGs will cease to replicate, with the following alert: