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

If you run a recovery plan that cannot finish without errors, you can deactivate 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 Client or the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Open Site Recovery.
  2. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair, and click View Details.
  3. Click the Protection Groups tab, click a storage policy protection group, and click the Virtual Machines tab.
  4. Select a virtual machine and click the Disable Recovery button.
  5. 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.