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?
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.
This is very inconvenient and unacceptable thing, please bring this feature to switch between GRS to LRS without removing backups.
Pablo Agustin Pagani commented
Very frustrating not to have this basic feature to manage backups
Nayan Mamania commented
Please bring the feature to change the option from GRS to LRS without deleting existing backup data. Why we use GRS for non-production environment in IAAS.
Also get the option to change this feature in ARM template.
Humza Yasin commented
I would like to see this function ASAP!!! Is this something that can be accomplished via CLI?
Tom Howard commented
From the perspective of legal responsibility for backup retention, this is an irresponsible shortcoming. If a company makes the decision to change between LRS and GRS, they cannot truly implement that until the period of time elapses which is in their data retention requirements. This traps the customer into continuing to use the old version of the service for a period that likely extends to 6-7 years. If they are switching from LRS to GRS, will Microsoft take responsibility/liability for data lost due to this shortcoming? I doubt that they will want to, but with no alternative I see a risk here for Microsoft, and would recommend addressing it as soon as possible.
Lee Hubble commented
It would also be nice to add this as part of the setup wizard to choose what type of storage you require.
We need this function. Please fix this ASAP!!!!
Dillon Brown commented
At the very least, there should be a warning of some kind that appears before starting backups in a container that indicates how to change the replication and warns that it can't be changed after backups start. We also need appropriate documentation of how to change the setting (open the vault > Backup Infrastructure > Backup Configuration) and when it can be changed.
Please, please fix this! What kind of system is this? You *must* provide some option, however complicated it may be to allow us to keep our backups and move it to a new place. I am glad I found this now when I don't have too many backups to lose.
I agree and its crazy to see this is still not possible. There should be discount/prorating over a month to ensure that if LRS was used instead, it accomodates.
Im hoping they come out with a method to move the data over such as when we are concerned on clients in Asia or South America.