Performing a Recovery

How to perform a recovery with Arpio

If a disaster ever strikes, it's important to be able to quickly recover your applications in your recovery environment. Arpio makes this fast by fully automating the recovery process. In this article, we will walk through how to perform a recovery with Arpio.

Launch the Recovery

You launch a recovery by clicking the "Launch Recovery" button.

Recover Button

Choose Applications To Recover

The "Launch recovery for" dialog appears next. You can launch a recovery of a single application or many applications as long as they share the same primary environment and the same recovery environment. If you need to recover applications in different environments, you can launch them separately.

Launch Recovery

Select the applications you'd like to recover and then click the "Launch Recovery" button.

Arpio Updates the Recovery Environment

Arpio will now re-configure the recovery environment by applying the latest recovery point. In most cases, the latest recovery point was already applied, but AWS resources that cost money were not created. This time, those resources will be created, resulting in a fully-functional environment.

Instantiating resources takes a few minutes, depending on how long it takes AWS to boot any servers or recover any databases. You can monitor progress in the Arpio console, or you can log into the AWS console to see additional details.

The UI updates once everything has been setup.

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Move Production Traffic

You now have your recovery environment running. You can perform any validation you deem necessary before updating your DNS entries to transition your production traffic to this environment. Arpio presents important details of resources such as DNS names and IP addresses so that you can easily update DNS.

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Conclude Recovery

Most users choose to restore service to their primary environment after a disaster event has concluded. When you no longer need the recovery environment, click the "Conclude Recovery" button to turn it down.

Conclude Recovery

Complete the dialog by selecting applications that should be concluded.

If you recovered multiple applications, you can conclude their recoveries separately (if desired).

Once you conclude the recovery, Arpio will turn down AWS resources that cost money and update other resources to the latest recovery point. Your recovery environment will be ready for re-use in the future.