You can cancel a recovery plan test or recovery whenever the status is test in progress or failover in progress.

When you cancel a test or recovery, Site Recovery Manager does not start processes, and uses certain rules to stop processes that are in progress. Canceling a failover requires you to re-run the failover.

  • Processes that can be stopped are stopped and flagged as errors.
  • Processes that cannot be stopped, such as powering on or waiting for a heartbeat, run to completion before the cancellation finishes.

The time it takes to cancel a test or recovery depends on the type and number of processes that are currently in progress.


  1. In the vSphere Client, click Site Recovery > Open Site Recovery.
  2. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair and click View Details.
  3. Select the Recovery Plans tab, right-click a recovery plan, and select Cancel. You can also cancel the plan from the Recovery Steps tab.

What to do next

Run a cleanup after canceling a test.