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Azure - VM (Unmanaged Disk) - Creation of Clone RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have a VM with a unmanaged disks & we wanted to clone it. So, can we & if yes, then how?

    We don't want to generalize the VM, as we need to use the same.

    Please, share us your feedback.

    Regards,
    Gaurav N.


    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:48 AM

All replies

  • Can you please provide some more information on what exactly you want to achieve? 

    Thanks,


    Rohan Islam | Azure Architect

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:37 PM
  • You can simply use Azure VM backup and restore or if you want it to other region, the ASR would be the best way. Azure backup restore to another region is coming up feature. 

    Disable the backups completely once you are done with cloning by using restore function.

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.
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    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:54 PM
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  • Hi,

    We've virtual machine using unmanaged disk. We are looking forward to create a replica of the same (diff IPs & all) & use both the VMs. We don't want to generalize the base VM (as we want to use both..).

    Regards,
    Gaurav N.

      
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:31 AM
  • Hi,

    So, as per my understanding of above statement;
    1. VM with unmanaged disk - enable backup2. use Restore option & restore as new VM

    will this work & won't conflict (impact) with the base VM..?

    Regards,
    Gaurav N.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:34 AM
  • Backup and restore on a segregated vnet (which is not peered with your vnet).
    Sysprep the restored VM, capture the VM to create an image.
    Create a new VM using that captured image.

    On another note, it is highly recommended to migrate to Managed Disk :)

    Let me know if you need any further assistance

    Thanks,


    Rohan Islam | Azure Architect

    • Proposed as answer by Rohan Islam Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:49 AM
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:49 AM
  • @Gaurav_N17 Clone itself means a duplicate instance and if you have a duplicate instance in the same network, it will affect based on the workload. If it is just a client/application machine then it may not affect but in case of a server/DC/DB etc. machine it will affect as there are two server machines that are reachable by users. So, you should always clone it to a different server to not to conflict.

    Hope this helps!

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.
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    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:59 AM
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    Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:51 AM
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  • Just checking in to see if the above answer helped. If this answers your query, do click “Mark as Answer” and Up-Vote for the same, which might be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. And, if you have any further query do let us know.
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:29 AM
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