This article describes how to set up a replication policy when you're replicating VMware VMs to Azure using the Azure Site Recovery service in the Azure portal.
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Configure a policy
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- To create a new replication policy, click Site Recovery infrastructure > Replication Policies > +Replication Policy.
- In Create replication policy, specify a policy name.
- In RPO threshold, specify the RPO limit. This value specifies how often data recovery points are created. An alert is generated if continuous replication exceeds this limit.
- In Recovery point retention, specify (in hours) how long the retention window is for each recovery point. Replicated VMs can be recovered to any point in a window. Up to 24 hours retention is supported for machines replicated to premium storage, and 72 hours for standard storage.
In App-consistent snapshot frequency, specify how often (in minutes) recovery points containing application-consistent snapshots will be created. Click OK to create the policy.
- When you create a new policy it's automatically associated with the configuration server. By default, a matching policy is automatically created for failback. For example, if the replication policy is rep-policy then the failback policy will be rep-policy-failback. This policy isn't used until you initiate a failback from Azure.