How to create a snapshot of Disks (classic) ?

Laine Eetu 0 Reputation points

I appreciate any help or guidance anyone might have to offer.

We have a production environment running a classic VM on Azure that has classic managed disks and the classic VM naturally needs to be migrated to ARM deployment before it is fully deprecated.

I am trying to create snapshots of the OS disk and the data disks attached to the classic VM, so that I may create a new VM using them, but using the Create snapshot -utility in the Azure portal, the classic disks do not come up as options in the Source disk category when I follow these instructions: [

Is it possible to create snapshots of classic disks on Azure? If so, are there any special considerations I need to make?

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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 20,686 Reputation points

    Hi @Laine Eetu ,

    Did you check this documentation that has detailed walk through on Classic to ARM migration of Azure VMs, using PowerShell method as well as CLI

    Links here :


    Hope this helps.

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