Move only one app service to new subscription

Violet Zeng 10 Reputation points


I want to move one of my app service from Subscription A to Subscription B. How should I do it? There are many other app services in the same resource group, but I don't want to move them.

I tried creating a new resouce group and move the one target app service to the new group, then migrate it to Subscription B. However, it keeps showing "This site was originally created in OLD resource group. Please move this site back to the OLD resource group to enable it for new migration operation.

How can I only move one app service to the new subscription?


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Azure App Service is a service used to create and deploy scalable, mission-critical web apps.
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  1. hossein jalilian 5,480 Reputation points

    Thanks for posting your question in the Microsoft Q&A forum.

    You'll need to follow these steps:

    • Move the App Service back to its original resource group
    • Create a new resource group in Subscription B
    • Move the App Service to the new resource group
    • Move the resource group to Subscription B

    The App Service must be moved back to its original resource group first before it can be moved to a new subscription. you can only move App Service resources that were originally created together as a group. ensure the App Service doesn't have any dependencies like virtual network integration or private endpoints that would prevent the move

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  2. akinbade abiola 9,010 Reputation points

    Hello Violet Zeng,

    Thanks for your question.

    I will recommend the steps below:

    • Create a new resource group in Subscription B and move the app service back to its original group.
    • If you don't remember the original resource group, you can find it through diagnostics. For your web app, select Diagnose and solve problems. Then, select Configuration and Management.
    • Select Migration Options
    • In Subscription A, locate the resource group containing your app services.
    • Move the App Service to to the temporary resource group and then move resource to Subscription B

    Please take a look at the link below for the considerations regarding this:

    Screenshot of the Show Hidden Types option in the portal when moving App Service resources.

    You can move a Web App and App Service plan hosted on an App Service Environment to a new subscription without moving the App Service Environment. The Web App and App Service plan that you move will always be associated with your initial App Service Environment. You can't move a Web App/App Service plan to a different App Service Environment.



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