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Feb 16, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Disaster Recovery with VMWare



we have an SQL Anywhere 12 server running on a VMWare virtual machine. Our server team has been tasked to provide disaster recovery across all our systems and have been asking us about SQL Anywhere recovery. That's OK, we have that in hand.

It turns out that what they are looking at is using VMWare's Site Recovery Manager to replicate the VM to another site. We know that you can't do anything (copy/replace) a running db in the operating system, but SRM apparently operates outside the O/S.

Does anyone use VMWare and SRM to replicate machines running SQL Anywhere and if so, does it copy over running databases properly/successfully?

Thanks, Paul