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Restore on-premise StorSimple virtual appliance StorSimple virtual appliance running in Azure

Hi,

I have an environment with a StorSimple virtual appliance (1200) running on-premise. I also have a second StorSimple virtual appliance (1200) running in an Azure VM.

What I'd like to do is clone or restore my on-premise StorSimple volume to the cloud StorSimple. The motivation is to be able to process all files (think migration) without incurring egress). However, when I clone a volume, there is no way to change the target device, and my clone is only accessible through the on-premise StorSimple.

Is what I am trying to achieve possible? Or, is there a better way to get the data accessible in Azure so it can be processed without incurring egress costs?

Thanks!

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@Greg-4398 StorSimple Virtual Appliance (1200) running in Azure VM is not supported configuration. StorSimple Virtual Appliance (1200) should run on on-premises Virtual Machine.

You can Clone of 1200 is available to the same device only.

You can perform fail-over to a different device. But all the data will be moved from the source device to the target device. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storsimple/storsimple-virtual-array-failover-dr



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Hi Sumarigo,

Thanks for your response. I understand the StorSimple Virtual Appliance is not supported running in Azure, but if I instead had two StorSimple Virtual Appliances running on-premise, am I correct that I would still face the same limitation: You cannot change the target device when cloning, and the cloned volume is always associated with the original source device only. Is this correct?

Thanks for the fail-over suggestion, but that doesn't really solve my issue, since it makes the data inaccessible during migration.

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@greg-4398 Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding here and any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
Please refer this doc link https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storsimple/storsimple-virtual-array-clone

Cloning can be done on the same device only. You cannot change the target device when cloning.

Hope this helps!

Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.



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