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ASR Managed Disks post March 2019 RRS feed

  • Question

  • With the move to only using Managed disks post March 2019 there are a couple of things I am still not clear about.

    1) Firstly, with large customers isn't this going to lead to signifcant extra costs? For example, a protected server with a couple of large managed disks could be several hundreds of pounds (UK) per year just for the disks.  Customer has no choice in the matter.

    2) You now have the asrseeddisk created in the recovery RG you set but what if you want to change that recovery RG?  or move it?  Is the asrseeddisk tied to that RG and unable to move?  For example, you may want to set it as a test RG to start with then later on change it to a live RG. 

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:18 PM

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  • 1) Firstly, with large customers isn't this going to lead to signifcant extra costs? For example, a protected server with a couple of large managed disks could be several hundreds of pounds (UK) per year just for the disks.  Customer has no choice in the matter.

    --> Managed disks gives much flexibility compared to storage account maintenance and you can change the disk type based on your IO requirements to Standard HDD. SSD or Premium. 

     2) You now have the asrseeddisk created in the recovery RG you set but what if you want to change that recovery RG?  or move it?  Is the asrseeddisk tied to that RG and unable to move?  For example, you may want to set it as a test RG to start with then later on change it to a live RG. 

    --> You got the flexibility to change the recovery group in the asr settings page for each replicated item. Just the RG to the test RG and verify them and then you later failover to the actual RG during planned failover.

    • Proposed as answer by Mara Ram Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:02 AM
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:02 AM
  • Thanks for your reply.  I read yesterday somewhere that customers can still use storage accounts  if they use powershell to enable replication?  Can you confirm that please?   Is there any specific cmdlet needed aside from the normal cmdlets?
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:56 AM