The reprotect process can pass through several states that you can observe in the recovery plan in the VMware Site Recovery user interface.

If reprotect fails, or succeeds partially, you can perform remedial actions to complete the reprotect.

Table 1. Reprotect States



Remedial Action

Reprotect In Progress

Site Recovery Manager is running reprotect.


Partial Reprotect

Occurs if multiple recovery plans share the same protection groups and some of the protection groups were successfully reprotected in another plan.

Run reprotect again on the partially reprotected plans.

Incomplete Reprotect

Occurs because of failures during reprotect. For example, this state might occur because of a failure to perform reverse replication or a failure to create placeholder virtual machines.

  • If a reprotect operation fails to perform reverse replication, make sure that sites are connected, review the reprotect progress in the VMware Site Recovery UI, and start the reprotect task again. If reprotect still does not succeed, run the reprotect task with the Force Cleanup option.

  • If Site Recovery Manager fails to create placeholder virtual machines, recovery from the reprotect error is still possible. Review the reprotect steps in the VMware Site Recovery UI, resolve any open issues, and run reprotect again.

Reprotect Interrupted

Occurs if one of the Site Recovery Manager Servers stops unexpectedly during the reprotect process.

Ensure that both Site Recovery Manager Servers are running and start the reprotect task again.


Occurs when the reprotect finishes successfully.