Replicate from Live VM's or from the last Backup of the VM's

I use Veeam Backup & Replication to Backup all my VM's and Replicate them to my DR site.

I'm currently Replicating from a the live VM's.  I would just like to know from best practices should continue to Replicate from the live VM's or Replicate from the last Backup of the VM's?

NJ-EWhiteIT CoordinatorAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Your VMs will be available quicker to restart should production fail if you have a DR site, if they are all replicated, ready to be powered on.
NJ-EWhiteIT CoordinatorAuthor Commented:
Yes, I understand that.

However, there is two types of Replication (replication from backup or from live VM).

I was asking what is recommended, should I Replicate from the Backup or from the Live VM's?

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Less overhead and less performance issues replicating from Backups, but the disadvantage is Backups may not be as current as Live.

It's whatever suits your environment best.....

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