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Disks order during replication


I'm replicating one big DB server and there is one disk (D: ) which is having a lot jobs (backup...) running during night. The replication always crashes in these hours.
Is possible to somehow select order of the disks to be replicated? The line is really slow and I like to set disk 😧 as the first (in the morning) for replication, but in interface I see them in "random" order.

Also I tried to edit save file. I prepared replication job, saved job and edited it - switched parts where I saw disks to have 😧 in the begin of a part. In 4 places (q1, q3, q4, volumestocopy).
Then loaded job and saw disk 😧 as the first in the interface. But when replication job started I see in statistics of target vCenter that partition of another disk is being replicated as first.

Another thing, could Blackout window help me here?

Thank you for answers.
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Re: Disks order during replication


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Re: Disks order during replication

Reply from support:

1) How can we set up order of disks to be replicated?

a. At the moment Platespin does not have the functionality to select the order disks are replicated.
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Re: Disks order during replication

There is no way to set the order in which Migrate replicates volume data from source to target workload. I assume this workload is Windows, in which case you should be aware that Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) does not work well when two applications require access to volume snapshots at the same time. They usually conflict with each other which may explain why the Migrate replication is failing during nightly backup routines. You can work around this by rescheduling PlateSpin replication activities so they do not occur during the backup schedule. Replications typically have little impact on the source workload so it may be acceptable to run them during business hours. The Blackout Window setting is intended to prevent conflict with other VSS applications by preventing replication activities during known backup periods.
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