How do I turn a backed up VHDX file into a VM running in Azure? RRS feed

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  • I have a VM running on a Windows 10 machine that has the client Hyper-V role installed on premises. I back up the drive containing the VM to Azure using the Windows 10 Azure Backup tool, so the VHDX file and the VM configuration info is in Azure. How do I make this VM into a running Azure VM if my on-premises machine becomes unavailable? 

    Azure does not recognize the files as a VM since they are part of a backup (which is expected) so I assume I'd need to somehow get the VM information from the Recovery Services vault into a state where it can run as an Azure VM. How do I do that?

    The Azure Backup tool for Windows 10 doesn't allow me to back up the VM to Azure in a way Azure will recognize as a VM (that option is for Windows Server only, I think). 

    Thanks in advance for the help. 

    Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:20 PM

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