Site Recovery Manager handles custom recovery step failures differently based on the type of recovery step.

Site Recovery Manager attempts to complete all custom recovery steps, but some command recovery steps might fail to finish.

Command Recovery Steps

By default, Site Recovery Manager waits for 5 minutes for command recovery steps to finish. You can configure the timeout for each command. If a command finishes within this timeout period, the next recovery step in the recovery plan runs. How Site Recovery Manager handles failures of custom commands depends on the type of command.

Type of Command


Per-virtual machine commands

Run in a batch after a virtual machine powers on. If a command fails, the remaining per-virtual machine commands in the batch do not run. For example, if you add five commands to run after power on, and the third command in the batch fails, the remaining two commands to run after power on do not run.

Message Prompt Recovery Steps

Custom recovery steps that issue a message prompt cannot fail. The recovery plan pauses until the user dismisses the prompt.