Is it possible to download an Azure Disk and explore the content locally?

Mikael Syska 51 Reputation points
2021-01-19T23:04:37.373+00:00

Is it possible to download an Azure Disk and explorer the content locally?

Encryption is set to the default, which I guess is the Server Side Encryption where Azure handles this for me ...

Is the only option to create a VM and mount it?

Asking cause I can't find an answer online to this ... I don't have an issue, i'm just exploring Azure and want to know whats actually possible ...

These Disk are dynamic disk created by kubernetes ... both Stanard and Premium.

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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 98,626 Reputation points MVP
    2021-01-19T23:13:00.217+00:00

    Yes it is possible:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/download-vhd

    Depending on the size of the disk the download might last a little bit.

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  1. Carlos J Marquez 1 Reputation point
    2022-09-19T16:11:24.967+00:00

    Do you know if this has any cost for downloading a .VHD from azure?

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