Move Azure resources from one subscription to another subscription.

Irfan Khan 20 Reputation points

Hello, I have Owner access to 2 Azure subscriptions. Example: Subscription01 & Subscription02. Issue: Subscription02 gone disabled due to expired. Want to achieve: Created a Resource Group in Subscription01 named "rg001" and want to move resources from Subscription02 like Virtual Machine and its associated resources to "rg001" under Subscription01. Error: The subscription "Subscription02" is disabled and therefore marked as read only. You cannot perform any write actions on this subscription until it is re-enabled. Troubleshooting Steps already tried: Moving resources through portal by "Move to another subscription" option, moving resources through Azure PowerShell before validating, got the same error, tried Azure Resource Mover. Are there really any options left for me to move resources from a disabled Subscription to another subscription? Need assistance, your help in this matter would give me a better help. Thank you.

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Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. Andreas Baumgarten 91,766 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Irfan Khan ,

    you can't move Azure resources from an disabled Azure Subscription. A move is reading/copying and deleting. And it's only possible to read if the Azure Subscription is disabled.

    Easiest option might be to reactivate Azure Subscription02 and move the Azure resources to Subscription01.

    If there are only Azure VMs in Subscription02 you can download the disks and recreate the Azure network infrastructure from the scratch in Subscription01, upload the disks and create the VMs using the uploaded disks.

    All other Azure resources have to be recreated in Subsciption01 if it's not possible to activate Subscription02 again.

    (If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you)


    Andreas Baumgarten

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