How to copy an azure image from one region to another along with the attached Data disk?

Ash 5 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

I need a solution to copy image along with the data disk or attach a data disk to the existing managed image.

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  1. Olga Osinskaya - MSFT 4,316 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello Ash,

    Welcome to the MS Q&A Forum.

    From my understanding you would like to copy Azure Image from one region to another.

    It is not possible to select images as resources to the moved across regions. User's image

    However, disks could be moved as part of a VM move while being associated with a VM or by creating and copying an Incremental snapshots of a disk.

    Below steps how to move standalone (not attached) disks between regions.

    1. Create an incremental snapshot for managed disks

    • Sign into the Azure portal and navigate to the disk you'd like to snapshot.
    • On your disk, select Create a Snapshot.

    User's image

    • Select the resource group you'd like to use and enter a name.
    • Select Incremental and select Review + Create

    User's image

    • Select Create

    2. Copy an incremental snapshot to a new region

    • Select Copy snapshot.

    User's image

    3. After snapshot created, allow some time for the copy operation to complete and process with the disk creation.


    Azure Resource Mover | Common questions

    Create an incremental snapshot for managed disks

    Copy an incremental snapshot to a new region

    Hope above answers your question and concern. Let me know if you need additional assistance. If the answer was helpful, please accept it and complete the quality survey so that others can find a solution.


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