Description

This article describes how to manage Snapshot Replication on a Cloud Server, including Enabling Snapshot Replication and Disabling Snapshot Replication.

Important Note: Enabling and Disabling Snapshot replication is a long-running process. it can take several hours for each action to complete.

Prerequisites:

  1. User must be Primary Administrator or have the Server role assigned.
  2. Server must be enabled with one of the following Snapshot plans:
    1. One Month: 7d-4w
    2. Three Month: 14d-12w
    3. Twelve Month: 31d-12w-12m
    4. Advanced: 31d-52w
    5. Snapshot Replication is not supported on the Essentials: 4w plan
    6. For more information, see Introduction to Cloud Server Snapshots
  3. Snapshot Service must be in a NORMAL state in both Source and Target Replication locations
  4. If Replication is being enabled:
    1. Target replication location must be valid 
    2. Server cannot already be set up for replication to another Target replication location
    3. At least one cluster in the Target replication location must accept the server's:
      1. CPU (Min/Max)
      2. RAM (Min/Max)
      3. DIsk Sizes (Min/Max)
      4. Number of disks (min/max)
      5. Total Storage Size (Max only)
      6. Total Snapshot Server Size (Max only)
  5. If Replication is being disabled:
    1. Replication cannot be disabled if there are any Snapshot Preview Servers in the Replicated Location
    2. Replication cannot be disabled if Long-Term Snapshot Retention is turned on. See How to Manage Snapshot Long-Term Retention

Content / Solution:

Enable Snapshot Replication

 

  1. From the Home page, click on the Data Center where the Server on which you want to enable Snapshot Replication is located:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Network Domain where the Cloud Server on which you want to enable Snapshot Replication is located:


  3. Click on the Servers tab, then click on the Server on which you want to enable Snapshot Replication. You will be directed to the Server Dashboard:


  4. The Server dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Snapshots tab. Click on the Actions menu, and select Enable Snapshot Replication from the drop-down menu:


  5. The Enable Snapshot Replication dialog will be displayed:


  6. Select the Data Center to which you want the replicated snapshots to be sent, then click Enable:


  7. Once complete, the system will display a success message:


  8. The Snapshot tab will be updated to show both Local and Replicated locations:


  9. Click on the Replicated tab to see your Replicated snapshots:

    Note: It will take several hours for the snapshots to appear in the Replicated location.

    Note: Occasionally, a Snapshot might not be replicated if the system is too busy

Disable Snapshot Replication

  1. Click on the Servers tab, then click on the Server on which you want to disable Snapshot Replication. You will be directed to the Server Dashboard:

    Note: the  icon indicates that a Server is enabled for Snapshot Replication

  2. The Server dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Snapshots tab. Click on the Actions menu, and select Disable Snapshot Replication from the drop-down menu:


  3. The Disable Snapshot Replication dialog will be displayed. Click Confirm:


  4. The system will display a message indicating that the operation is in progress:


  5. The Snapshot tab will be updated to note that Replication is Not Enabled, and only the Local Snapshots will be displayed:


    Disabling Snapshot Replication can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.