Once you define a DR Plan, it can exist in one of several states:

Plan State

Description

Ready

The plan is ready to be run as a failover or as a test failover operation, or the plan can be deactivated.

Ready (not testable)

The plan is ready to be run as a failover operation, but no test site or test mappings are configured. This plan can be run as a failover operation, but it cannot be run as a test failover.

Incomplete (testable)

The plan is not fully configured for failover, but can be run as a test failover.

No recovery site

Plan has no recovery site defined.

Inactive

The plan has been deactivated and cannot be run until it is re-activated. Compliance checks are not run on a plan in this state.

Failover rolled back

A failover operation was successfully rolled back.

Rolled back with errors

A test failover was rolled back, but some errors were encountered during rollback.

Finished with no errors

A failover operation has completed successfully.

Finished with errors

A failover has completed but with some errors. You should investigate the errors to fix anything that did not go as expected.

Test finished with no errors

A test failover has completed successfully.

Test cleaned up

A test failover has been cleaned up successfully.

Failed over with no errors

A failover operation completed successfully with no errors.

Test finished with errors

A test failover completed but with errors.

Test cleaned up with errors

A test failover was cleaned up but with errors.

Failover stopped

A failover has been stopped. Once a failover is stopped, it cannot be rolled back or run in forward direction.

Test stopped

A test failover has been stopped. Once a failover is stopped, it cannot be rolled back or run in forward direction.

Failover committed

A failover operation has been committed (cannot be rolled back).

During plan execution, a plan can exist in one of the following states:

Running Plan State

Description

Failing over

A failover operation has been run and is in the process of performing the plan’s recovery steps on the target recovery site.

Retrying

Plan operation is in the process of restarting. 

Testing

A failover test has been run and is in the process of performing the plan’s recovery steps in a test environment.

Canceling failover

A failover operation is in the process of being canceled.

Rolling back failover

A failover operation is in the process of being rolled back.

Cleaning up test

A test failover is being cleaned up.

Waiting for user input

A failover operation has been started and is running, but is currently stopped as it waits for user input to proceed.

Failing over... Error

A failover operation encountered an error.

Testing … Error

A test failover encountered an error.

Terminating

A failover operation is in the process of being stopped.

Terminating test

A test failover operation is in the process of being stopped.

Rolling back failover

A failover or failover test is in the process of being rolled back.