Is it possible modify/change the availability zone of an existing disk resource

Pascual, Emmanuel 20 Reputation points
2023-05-18T05:08:57.57+00:00

I would like to confirm if it is possible to change or modify the availability zone of an existing Azure Resource specifically a disk resource. If possible, if anyone could help and advise the proper approach using the Azure Portal, Bash, and Powershell.

Azure Disk Storage
Azure Disk Storage
A high-performance, durable block storage designed to be used with Azure Virtual Machines and Azure VMware Solution.
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  1. TP 83,221 Reputation points
    2023-05-18T06:27:31.9133333+00:00

    Hi,

    What you can do is first create a Zone-redundant snapshot of the existing disk, next create a new disk, selecting the new availability zone you prefer, and for source choose the snapshot. Once complete, you will have a copy of the existing disk in different availability zone.

    For example, say you have a data disk named "data-disk-az1" in availability zone 1 and you would like it to be in availability zone 2. In the Azure portal you would create the snapshot by navigating to the disk and clicking Create snapshot:

    azure disk create snapshot button

    And fill out the boxes similar to below, making sure to select Zone-redundant for Storage type:

    azure disk create snapshot zone-redundant

    After above completes, you would Create a resource - Create a managed disk:

    https://portal.azure.com/#create/Microsoft.ManagedDisk-ARM

    You would fill out the boxes similar to below screenshot, making sure to choose Zone 2 and for Source snapshot choosing the snapshot you created above:

    azure disk move availability zone

    If the above was useful please click Accept Answer.

    Thanks.

    -TP

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