You can use a properties file to simplify or automate the import of Site Recovery Manager configuration data from an XML file.


  • Provide a clean Site Recovery Manager installation, registered with the same vCenter Server instance or with a vCenter Server instance with the same inventory as the exported.
  • Verify that you have Java 1.8.x or later installed and environment variables configured on the Site Recovery Manager host virtual machine.
  • Verify that you have prepared an file.


  1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager virtual appliance host virtual machine.
  2. Navigate to /opt/vmware/impex, and run the following command.
    java -jar import-export.jar --importProperties=Path_to_properties_file --path Path_to_exported_XML_file