Replication Azure to Azure RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone, I just wanted to know if there is the possibility to replicate an Azure Virtual Machine from an Azure Datacenter to another Azure Datacenter. Thank you
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:58 AM


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  • Hi,

    Thank you for posting here!

    VM level replication (ASR) between Azure Data-centers is not yet available.

    I would like suggest you leave your feedback here.



    Vikranth S.

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    • Marked as answer by Nhio82 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:52 AM
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:50 AM

  • Yes, you can migrate Azure VM's between different regions using ASR.  See the article below for instructions. 


    1) "Currently you can only migrate from one region to another. You can fail over VMs from one Azure region to another, but you can't fail them back again."

    2) The migration instructions are based on instructions for replicating a VMWare physical machine to Azure. But the instructions may used for replicating Hyper-V VM's.

    Azure Docs article: Migrate Azure IaaS virtual machines between Azure regions with Azure Site Recovery


    Friday, November 4, 2016 4:50 AM
  • The solution, aptly named Azure Data Center Migration Solution (ADCMS) and licensed under Apache v2.0, provides a highly flexible and extensible method of moving assets from one Azure data center to another. With a focus on atomicity, this utility is designed to handle interruptions and either start from where it left off or roll back.

    Rgds Vinay

    Friday, February 9, 2018 4:56 AM
  • yes, you can do that.

    See below with Azure site recovery. 


    Friday, November 9, 2018 2:43 PM
  • Assign permissions to create project
    In the Azure portal, open the subscription, and select Access control (IAM).
    In Check access, find the relevant account, and click it to view permissions.
    You should have Contributor or Owner permissions.
    If you just created a free Azure account, you're the owner of your subscription.
    If you're not the subscription owner, work with the owner to assign the role.
    Assign Azure account permissions
    - Create a VM in the selected resource group.
    - Create a VM in the selected virtual network.
    - Write to an Azure managed disk. 
    Prepare a machine for the replication appliance
    Azure Migrate:Server Migration uses a replication appliance to replicate machines to Azure. The replication appliance runs the following components.
    Configuration server: The configuration server coordinates communications between on-premises and Azure, and manages data replication.
    Process server: The process server acts as a replication gateway. It receives replication data; optimizes it with caching, compression, and encryption, and sends it to a cache storage account in Azure.
    Add the Server Migration tool
    Set up an Azure Migrate project, and then add the Server Migration tool to it.
    In the Azure portal > All services, search for Azure Migrate.
    Under Services, select Azure Migrate.
    In Overview, click Assess and migrate servers.
    Under Discover, assess and migrate servers, click Assess and migrate servers.
    In Discover, assess and migrate servers, click Add tools.
    In Migrate project, select your Azure subscription, and create a resource group if you don't have one.
    In Project Details, specify the project name, and geography in which you want to create the project, and click Next. Review supported geographies for public and government clouds.
    In Select assessment tool, select Skip adding an assessment tool for now > Next.
    In Select migration tool, select Azure Migrate: Azure data Migration > Next.
    In Review + add tools, review the settings, and click Add tools
    After adding the tool, it appears in the Azure Migrate project > Servers > Migration tools.
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:31 PM