You can use a properties file to simplify or automate the export of vSphere Replication configuration data.



  1. Download the vSphere Replication 8.3 Configuration Import/Export Tool in a folder on the vSphere Replication host virtual machine.
  2. Open a command shell, navigate to the folder where you extracted the tool, and run the following command.
    java -jar C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\impex\vr-import-export-tool-8.3.0.jar --exportInteractive --exportPropererties=Path_to_properties_file
    To make the XML file more human-readable, add the format option. Adding the format option significantly increases the XML file size.

    java -jar C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\impex\vr-import-export-tool-8.3.0.jar --exportInteractive --format --exportProperties=Path_to_properties_file


Example of Export with Properties File
C:\Users\Administrator>java -jar C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\impex\vr-import-export-tool-8.3.0.jar --format --exportProperties=C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\impex\ --exportPath=C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\impex\
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Initiating using properties file.

Establishing connection...

Collecting data...

Starting export...

2019-10-28 07:56:52,529 DEBUG - VR inventory export started.

2019-10-28 07:56:52,632 DEBUG - Replication groups export started.

2019-10-28 07:56:52,668 DEBUG - VR inventory export ended.

2019-10-28 07:56:53,329 DEBUG - Replication groups export ended.

Writing to file started.

Writing to file finished.

Export ended successfully.