You can disable the recovery of a virtual machine in a storage policy protection group without removing it from the protection group.

About this task

If you run a recovery plan that cannot finish without errors, you can disable the recovery of the virtual machine or virtual machines causing the errors. You must repeat the procedure for each individual virtual machine.


  • To use the Disable Recovery functionality, the storage policy protection group must be in partially recovered state.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Protection Groups.
  2. Select a storage policy protection group and on the Related Objects tab, click Virtual Machines.
  3. Select a virtual machine and click the Disable Recovery button.
  4. Click Yes to confirm.


Next time you run the recovery plan, the virtual machine is skipped for recovery.

What to do next

Run the recovery plan again. See Run a Recovery Plan.