Azure data center switch

Copper Contributor

Dear all,


I have a VM Windows 2012 server installed in the East Asia data center. Is this possible to switch it to the Central India or South India data center without reinstalling from beginning?

our client moved to Bangladesh and is more close to their location.


Thanks in advance, 



2 Replies

Hello Eddie,


Have you looked into use Azure Site Recover to point the VM to the India Data Center to have a mirror image of it there and just fail over to the new data Center and turn off the old VM?

You could shutdown and copy the vhd to a storage account in the correct datacenter and recreate using this vhd. Using Recovery services, would require installaing a recovey agent as if it was a physical machine, but you would be able to create a recovery plan and fail over the VM. You can however not fall back once you do this(manually i believe you could, havent tested)