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Change geographical region for a given resource

A while back, you did not have a data centre in the UK, so I deployed all my resources to the North Europe region as that was the nearest. Now you do have a UK region, but all my resources are in the North Europe data centre. To migrate everything closer to home, is a real pain in the back side at the moment. Please provide an easy way to migrate across data centres difference resources such as Web Apps, Databases, Storage containers, etc.

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  • Raj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be an amazing function to have. Microsoft, any acknowledge on this request/suggestions?

  • Imre Pühvel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Discovered geographies like "north" and "west" are sometimes assigned in mysterious ways ;) All my resources ended up in suboptimal region. not to mention simple mistakes when creating resources.

    I understand there may be conditions and limitations when this can be done, but this automation should really be available out of the box.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We've recently gone through the same problem - it took a couple of days and extra cost from running two sets of machines to move from Europe to the UK. This feature would have been very welcome. I can imagine that moving would have been nearly impossible for write-heavy applications, but as our app is mostly data reads, we were able to make the manual move, albeit with some enforced downtime to prevent data sync issues.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In addition, developers who create resources tend to not bother selecting region properly...which may result in costly (latancy/rountrip, etc.) resources and today they can't be moved.
    Recreation is not always an option...

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