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When will SRL be played for initial sync using backup/restore

Understood all the points in https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/clustering-one-physical-and-one-virtual-node-gco but the resync using backup/restore is still confusing.

""""When using checkpoints, you take backup of the data on the Primary and physically ship the backup media to the Secondary location, and restore the backup on the Secondary. When you start the backup, mark the starting point, by using the checkstart operation on the Primary. When you end the backup, mark the ending point by using the checkend operation on the Primary. While the backup and restore are going on, updates are written to the Replicator Log volume. To bring the Secondary data up-to-date, restore the block-level backup. After the restore is complete, start replication to the Secondary with checkpoint using the same checkpoint name that you had specified for the checkstart operation on the Primary.

The Secondary can be brought up-to-date only if the updates are still present in the Replicator Log volume. Using checkpoints is a multi-step process and therefore, needs to be done very carefully.""""""

When will the replicator log will be played? 

Also once the logs have been committed will the pair notify us about those logs being played?

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After you have finished

After you have finished restore you will start replication using checkpoint using:

vradmin -g diskgroup -c checkpoint_name startrep rvg_name

This will replay the SRL from checkstart and if you check status of replication it will be inconsistent as during this phase, VVR is copying the blocks that were written during the backup, some of which will already be there (as it depends on whether the block was written before of after the block was written to tape).  When the SRL gets to check_end, replication will be consistent and VVR will then continure to replay SRL until it is up-to-date and will then still continue for ongoing writes.

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After you have finished

After you have finished restore you will start replication using checkpoint using:

vradmin -g diskgroup -c checkpoint_name startrep rvg_name

This will replay the SRL from checkstart and if you check status of replication it will be inconsistent as during this phase, VVR is copying the blocks that were written during the backup, some of which will already be there (as it depends on whether the block was written before of after the block was written to tape).  When the SRL gets to check_end, replication will be consistent and VVR will then continure to replay SRL until it is up-to-date and will then still continue for ongoing writes.

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Thanks Mike

Thanks Mike