Restore on-premise StorSimple virtual appliance StorSimple virtual appliance running in Azure

Greg 21 Reputation points


I have an environment with a StorSimple virtual appliance (1200) running on-premise. I also have a second StorSimple virtual appliance (1200) running in an Azure VM.

What I'd like to do is clone or restore my on-premise StorSimple volume to the cloud StorSimple. The motivation is to be able to process all files (think migration) without incurring egress). However, when I clone a volume, there is no way to change the target device, and my clone is only accessible through the on-premise StorSimple.

Is what I am trying to achieve possible? Or, is there a better way to get the data accessible in Azure so it can be processed without incurring egress costs?


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A Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution that combines on premise hardware storage and cloud storage.
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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 35,036 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Greg StorSimple Virtual Appliance (1200) running in Azure VM is not supported configuration. StorSimple Virtual Appliance (1200) should run on on-premises Virtual Machine.

    You can Clone of 1200 is available to the same device only.

    You can perform fail-over to a different device. But all the data will be moved from the source device to the target device.


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