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Published : Sept. 10, 2019
Created : Sept. 10, 2019
Last Modified : Sept. 10, 2019


To create a VM in Microsoft Azure using the VHD file downloaded from Vembu BDR Server.


1. Steps to be done in Vembu BDR Server

1.1 Login to the Vembu BDR Server console and navigate to the Recovery page.

1.2 In the Recovery page, click the restore icon of the respective backup and select recovery type as Download.

1.3 Now select the latest restore point and choose the required VMs.

1.4 Then choose VHD as your virtual disk format from the drop-down list.

Note: Click Here to know the step-by-step process of the download.

1.5 After downloading the VHD file, convert it to a fixed disk type.

2. Steps to convert the downloaded VHD to Fixed VHD Type

2.1 Open Hyper-V Manager and select Local Server from the left pane. Right-click and select Edit Disk.

2.2 On the Locate Virtual Hard Disk Wizard, locate your virtual disk (VHD file) and click Next.

2.3 On the Choose Action wizard, select the Convert option and choose disk format as VHD.

2.4 On the Choose Disk Type wizard, select a Fixed-size option and choose target fixed-size VHD location.

2.5 Once converting it to fixed disk type, boot the VHD in Hyper-V manager as Generation 1 VM.

2.6 Once the VM is booted up successfully, please refer to the Microsoft Azure recommended configurations to be updated on the VM.

2.7 Once updated, turn off the VM and proceed to upload the VHD file to the MS Azure environment.

3. Steps to upload VHD file to Azure

After completing the above steps, upload the fixed-size converted VHD file to your Azure Blob storage account using the following steps:

3.1 Sign in to Microsoft Azure using https://portal.azure.com and navigate to Storage accounts.

3.2 In the Storage accounts page, click Add and create a new storage account and open it.

Storage Accounts

3.3 Click Blobs in that newly created storage account and create a container.

3.4 Navigate to that container and click upload.

Upload to Blobs

3.5 Now go to the disk and select Add to create a managed disk with the uploaded VHD file.

3.6 Fill the details, select your Subscription, Resource group, Disk name, Region, Availability Zone, in Source type select “Storage Blob” and select the uploaded VHD.

Create Managed Disk

3.7 Once all the details are filled, click Review and create a managed disk.

3.8 Click the created disk and select Create VM and follow the instructions to create a VM.

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