Azure Site Recovery with Storage Account

Gabriel Moraes 230 Reputation points


I would like to understand how to activate Disaster Recovery on an Azure VM, without the need to leave a managed disk allocated. I would like the data to stay in a Storage Account, the same way it works for replications from Hyper-V to Azure. In Azure VM does not work without managed disk? It would be a very high cost per VM.

Any help, I appreciate it.

Best Regards,

Gabriel Moraes.

Azure Site Recovery
Azure Site Recovery
An Azure native disaster recovery service. Previously known as Microsoft Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager.
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  1. Gowtham CP 1,655 Reputation points

    Hello Gabriel Moraes,

    Thanks for reaching out in the Microsoft Q&A!

    Azure Site Recovery (ASR) mainly uses managed disks for VM replication, but you can achieve disaster recovery (DR) without them. You can use Azure Backup with Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS) to back up VM disks to a different region's storage account, offering a cost-effective DR solution with potentially longer recovery times. Alternatively, Azure VM Snapshot with Geo-Replication lets you create snapshots of VMs and replicate them to another region's storage account for faster recovery times, though it requires more manual management. These methods offer DR options without the high cost of managed disks.

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