To revert to a previous release of Site Recovery Manager, you must uninstall Site Recovery Manager from the protected and recovery sites. You can then reinstall the previous release.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that your installation of vCenter Server supports the Site Recovery Manager release that you are reverting to. For information about the vCenter Server releases that support other versions of Site Recovery Manager, see the Compatibility Matrixes for vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 at https://www.vmware.com/support/srm/srm-compat-matrix-5-8.html. For information about reverting a vCenter Server installation, see the vSphere documentation.

  • Verify that you made a backup of the Site Recovery Manager database before you upgraded Site Recovery Manager from a previous release to this release.

Procedure

  1. Use the Windows Control Panel options to uninstall Site Recovery Manager at the protected and recovery sites.

    If you connected the Site Recovery Manager Server instances at the protected and recovery sites, you must uninstall Site Recovery Manager at both sites. If you uninstall Site Recovery Manager from one side of a site pairing but not the other, the database on the remaining site becomes inconsistent.

  2. Restore the Site Recovery Manager database from the backup that you made when you upgraded Site Recovery Manager from the previous release.

    You must restore the database on both sites so they are synchronized. For instructions about how to restore a database from a backup, see the documentation from your database vendor.

  3. Install the previous release of Site Recovery Manager Server on the protected and recovery sites.
  4. Install the corresponding release of the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in on any vSphere Client instances that you use to connect to Site Recovery Manager.
  5. Reestablish the connection between the Site Recovery Manager Server instances on the protected and recovery sites.

Results

If you restored a backup of the Site Recovery Manager database from the previous version, any configurations or protection plans that you created before you upgraded Site Recovery Manager are retained.