Migrating a database from a VM (Classic) to ARM

Jimmy 0 Reputation points

I have a database stored in a VM (classic) that is permanently shut down, and I want to migrate it to ARM. However, I cannot back up the database before the migration. Is there a way to back up the database before migrating, or will the migration automatically move the database to ARM without any further actions?

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  1. samy vanderspikken 5 Reputation points

    Hi Jimmy,

    On September 6, 2023, Any classic VM that has not been migrated to ARM will be stopped and deallocated. This means that you can't make a backup before migrating.

    Migrating to ARM will not have impact on your data, in order words the move will happen smoothly without data loss.

    For more info -> https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/virtual-machines/classic-vm-deprecation#what-resources-are-available-for-this-migration

    Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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