You run a test recovery to verify that data is replicated correctly from the source virtual machine to the target cloud organization.

About this task

You run test recoveries for replication tasks that appear in the vSphere Web Client, on the Monitor tab, under vSphere Replication, in the Outgoing Replications list.

Test recoveries are allowed for the following replication statuses: OK, OK (RPO Violation), Error, Error (RPO Violation), Full Sync, Full Sync (RPO Violation), Not Active, Not Active (RPO Violation), Paused, Sync, Sync (RPO Violation).


You cannot run a test recovery before you clean up your previous test results for a replication.


  • Configure at least one replication task.

  • Verify that the status of the replication task allows running test recoveries.


    By default, the Test Status column is not visible in the list of outgoing replications. To display the column, right-click the table header, select Show/Hide Columns, select the Test Status check box, and click OK.

  • If you have run test recoveries for the replication that you want to test, verify that you cleaned up the test results.


  1. In the list of replications, click the replication for which you want to run a test recovery.
  2. Click the Run test recovery icon Start the Test Recovery wizard.

    The Test Recovery wizard opens. If the user session to the target cloud organization is expired, the wizard prompts you to enter user credentials.

  3. On the Test recovery options page, select a data synchronization option and click Next.
  4. (Optional) To power on the test virtual machine on the target site when test configuration completes, select Power on the test virtual machine on the Ready to complete page.
  5. Verify your test configuration, and click Finish.


The test recovery status appears under the list of replications, on the Test tab.


You cannot stop a replication while a test recovery for the replication is in progress.

What to do next

After you verify that data appears as expected in the test virtual machine, clean up the test results.