You can reconfigure a replication to change the datastore where replicated data is saved.

The old target datastore from which you want to move the replication data must be online. If the old datastore is inaccessible, the reconfiguration task fails. To change the target datastore when the old datastore is inaccessible, you must stop the replication to the old datastore and configure another replication to the new datastore. If you performed a test failover of a virtual machine, you must perform a test cleanup before reconfiguring the replication to a different datastore.
Note: You cannot change the target datastore, while you are performing a test recovery. To change the target datastore, you must wait for the test cleanup to be complete.


  1. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair and click View Details.
  2. Click the Replications tab and click Outgoing or Incoming.
  3. Right-click the replication for which you want to change the target datastore and select Reconfigure.
    The reconfiguration wizard open. You might be prompted to provide login credentials for the target site.
  4. Click Next to reach the Target datastore page of the wizard.
  5. Select Change datastore, and select the new datastore.
  6. Click Next until you reach the Ready to complete page and click Finish to save your settings.


vSphere Replication moves all replicated instances and configuration files to the new target datastore according to your settings.