If you want a VM primary and currently have a hardware primary,
you can do any of these things below
a) setup vm replica, promote for disaster recovery and write off the original primary,
b) setup vm replica, and promote for planned maintenance and bring the old primary back in as a new replica.
c) set up a new plain vanilla VM primary, make it the same patch verison as the
original primary, and take a backup dump from the original primary and restore the dump to the
Whatever is easiest for you to do with your setup and network.
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