Migrate data from GRS to LRS
I have an existing vault that uses GRS storage. I want to make use of the new LRS storage available. However this LRS choice is available only to new vaults created.
I don't want to lose the data that has already been backed up to Azure. Can I migrate my data and vault from GRS storage to LRS storage?
David Worner commented
Once backups are in the GRS vault there is currently no way to switch the vault to LRS without re-seeding backups in a new LRS Vault.
Stacey Chapman commented
There is a workaround, shared here which works in most scenarios: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-create-rs-vault#how-to-change-from-grs-to-lrs-after-configuring-backup
We badly need the ability to change this option, without a loss of data. Please address!
Nadindla, Edwin commented
Any update here we we need same feature
Microsoft should consider this request on Priority.
even with new backup vault, GRS to LRS switching option are hidden. should have a choice for customer to decide prefer GRS or LRS. Hope Microsoft can fix this soon.
Moses Deepak commented
Deleting the backups from existing vault , deleting the GRS vault and recreating a new storage vault with lrs storage redundancy to recreate the backups doesn't appear as a pragmatic option. Its been a long time this was raised. Can I get an ETA as to when this is remediated or is this even in consideration? Please advise.
Pradeep Kachakayala commented
Microsoft should fix this issue. This is not transparent at all from Microsoft. There is no popup and no warning while we enabling backups with vault. I am sure lot of users dont even know that their data is getting stored in other location with this GRS option and they are paying double without knowingly. Its looking like Cloud hidden charge. They should give option now to change back to LRS without deleting current backup or replicated items.
Mike Epprecht commented
Nearly the 5 year Birthday of this request.
Current Capacity constraints that Azure is experiencing due to the COV-19 should put this to the top of priority. We want to give capacity to others, but we can't.
Johnmy R. Rivera commented
I must say this is very disappointing that we can't change to the vault from GRS to LRS without deleting the backup data. As a customer I feel trapped. Please change this as soon as possible.
It is quite ridiculous that you can't convert from GRS to LRS!
When we think 'cloud', some of the most important aspects of it are scalability, availability, and last but not least MALLEABILITY.
The latter of which Azure is really lacking!
At this rate Azure will never be able to stand head-to-head with the competition.
This is essential from a cost management perspective. Please implement ASAP. I reckon 500+ votes is enough of an indication that this is a needed requirement.
Josh Stallings commented
Customer wants to migrate everything to Azure. Their plan is to use LRS (to keep costs down and because they are using an on- prem solution in addition). Then, if a disaster occurs, they want to keep everything in Azure from then on. But they would need to switch at this point. Please consider enabling this.
Asrar Hussain commented
Dear Microsoft, Unlock the option to modify storage replication type, We know it is painful for the company to do so by losing some bucks, but think of users who are losing thousands of bucks due to this. Hope you will consider our feedback.
Vladimir Nickonchuk commented
We need this feature ASAP as well!
Leo QIAN commented
We need this feature available for customers ASAP.
Stanislav Dekov commented
This is very unprofessional, please bring this feature to switch between GRS to LRS without removing backups!
Stanislav Galchonkov commented
Microsoft are scammers!
You set most expensive GRS option by default (in 2 times in comparison to LRS!!!), you hided the GRS/LRS setting from Recovery Services Vault creation wizard in different UI place intentionally! Or maybe this is exactly the poor level of Microsoft Solution Architect who placed it separately?
No ability to change the setting after even one-time backup. It shouldn't be that complex!!!
Yes! even we are facing the same issue. we can not move from GRS to LRS on the fly.
Only option, we should remove the all backup and reconfigure.
I would request MS team to bring the option to covert GRS to LRS so that we can save atlest some cost.
MS should provide a better way to to move GRS to LRS instead of workaround.
We have lot of calls coming in now from different clients. Or, atleast put LRS option right in front of first RSVault creation.
I will look forward an update.