Testdriving the Azure-to-Azure (A2A) variant of the Azure Site Recovery (ASR) services

Introduction

About two weeks ago the public preview was announced for an Azure-to-Azure site recovery service (DR). This was a highly anticipated service to me. So I’m glad it was announced! Today’s post will be on doing a quick setup of the service to get an insight into the look & feel.

 

Topology

What will we be doing today? We’re going to replicate a machine from “West Europe” to “South UK”.

What will the flow be? We’ll have a “Site Recovery Vault” in the target destination. Why? This to ensure that we can leverage the service when the source region went offline. In the source region, we’ll have our VM + Storage Account / Disks, but also a storage account used for caching. All changes make to the disk, will be stored in that cache. On the target side, we’ll have a storage account where a replica (and retention points) of the VM will be kept. Sound pretty easy? Let’s find out…

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