You can use a top-level recovery step in the recovery plan to export configuration data from the Site Recovery Manager appliance.


  • Verify that you are using the Site Recovery Manager virtual appliance.
  • Ensure that you have a working Site Recovery Manager pair.


  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. On the Recovery Plans tab, select a recovery plan, and click Recovery Steps.
  4. Use the View drop-down menu and select Recovery Steps.
  5. Select where to add the step.
    • To add a step before a step, right-click the step, and select Add Step Before.
    • To add a step after the last step, right-click the last step, and select Add Step After.
  6. Select Command on SRM Server.
  7. In the Name text box, enter a name for the step.
    The step name appears in the list of steps in the Recovery Steps view.
  8. Enter the following command in the Content text box. /usr/bin/sudo /bin/bash /opt/vmware/impex/bin/
  9. (Optional) Modify the Timeout setting for the command to run on Site Recovery Manager Server.
  10. Click Add to add the step to the recovery plan.


When you run the recovery plan, the VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.5 Configuration Import/Export Tool exports the configuration data on the recovery site. The default location for the exported configuration data is /opt/vmware/impex/exports. You can change the location by modifying the export script, see Modify the Export Script of the VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.5 Configuration Import/Export Tool.