Restoring and Azure VM Backup to On-premise RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    This may sound like an off question, however I want to know if it is possible to restore an Azure VM backup to on-premise for example restore to an on-premise Hyper-V server, restoring the Azure VM as a guest on this on-premise hyper-v server?

    If not the whole VM, then could I restore a System State backup taken of an Azure VM to an on-premise Server?

    Thanks all


    Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:08 PM


All replies

  • Restoring Azure VM backup to on-premise is not a supported scenario. However, you can do a restore to disk and copy the VHD to your on-premise location and spin up a VM on Hyper-V. This might require you to change the disk format and may not be consistent. 

    Another workaround you may want to try: Install MARS agent on Azure VM and backup the data. The same data can be restored to an alternate location (could be on-premise VM)
    Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-configure-vault#about-the-mars-agent

    Friday, December 6, 2019 4:10 AM
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