Move a Recovery Services vault across Azure subscriptions and resource group #Backup #ASR #Azure #ITpro #powershell

When working on migrations from datacenter to datacenter you often move the backup to a file keep it as archive. but when moving from Azure to Azure subscription that seems a bit more complicate. Well you could use Azure Recource mover. but that is no fun and In this case Powershell is so much easier.

In the old subscription I have a couple of servers vaults. I need them as Archive. First I made sure that all backups are stopped from the VM's

Now logon to the Source Subscription

$destinationRG = “rg-weu-backup-demo-01”
$vault = Get-AzRecoveryServicesVault -Name demo-vault-01 – ResourceGroupName rg-demoold-weu-demo-01

this gets the proper info that we need

Next we do the move action be aware this took some time ( couple of minutes)

Move-AzResource -DestinationSubscriptionId “your subscription id” -DestinationResourceGroupName $destinationRG -ResourceId $vault.ID -Verbose

As I did not use the verbose I did not see anything.

When I checked the backup center and the resource group all the data was there quick and easy.

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