After a failover, return the workload data from the destination site back to the source site by performing a reverse task.

After a failover from the source site to the destination site, the migrated workload runs on the destination site. A subsequent reverse task replicates the recovered workload data back to the source protected vApp or virtual machine.


  • Verify that vCloud Availability is deployed in both the source and in the destination sites.
  • Verify that the vApp or the virtual machine is failed over, before you can start a reverse task.


  1. In the left pane, choose a replication direction.
  2. Select the vApp or the virtual machine to that are failed over, and click Reverse.
  3. In the Reverse window, click Reverse.
  4. In the left pane monitor the progress of the Reverse task, by clicking Replication Tasks.


After the reverse task finishes, the reversed replication overwrites the source vApp or virtual machine. The reversed workload runs in the primary destination site with a workload protection in the primary source site. For the vApp and its virtual machines, in the Recovery state column you see a Reversed state.

What to do next

  • You can test or fail over the workload back in the original source site. For more information, see Test Failover and Perform a Failover Task.
  • You can pause the reversed replication, edit the replication configuration, or migrate the workload.