Modify target settings

This article describes how to modify target settings, when moving resources between Azure regions with Azure Resource Mover.

Modify VM settings

When moving Azure VMs and associated resources, you can modify the target settings.

  • We recommend that you only change target settings after the move collection is validated.
  • We recommend that you modify settings before preparing the resources, because some target properties might be unavailable for edit after prepare is complete.

However:

  • If you're moving the source resource, you can usually modify target settings until you start the initiate move process.
  • If you assign an existing resource in the source region, you can modify target settings until the move commit is complete.

Settings you can modify

Configuration settings you can modify are summarized in the table.

Resource Options
VM Name Options:

- Create a new VM with the same name in the target region.

- Create a new VM with a different name in the target region.

- Use an existing VM in the target region.

If you create a new VM, with the exception of the settings you modify, the new target VM is assigned the same settings as the source.
VM availability zone The availability zone in which the target VM will be placed. This can be marked NA if you don’t want to change the source settings, or if you don’t want to place the VM in an availability zone.
VM SKU The VM type (available in the target region) that will be used for the target VM.

The selected target VM shouldn't be smaller than the source VM.
Networking resources Options for virtual networks (VNets)/network security groups/network interfaces:

- Create a new resource with the same name in the target region.

- Create a new resource with a different name in the target region.

- Use an existing networking resource in the target region.

If you create a new target resource, with the exception of the settings you modify, it's assigned the same settings as the source resource.
Public IP address name Specify the name.
Public IP address SKU Specify the SKU.
Public IP address zone Specify the zone for standard public IP addresses.

If you want it to be zone redundant, enter as Zone redundant.
Load balancer name Specify the name.
Load balancer SKU Basic or Standard. We recommend using Standard.
Load balancer zone Specify a zone for the load balancer.

If you want it to be zone redundant, enter as Zone redundant.
Resource dependencies Options for each dependency:

- The resource uses source dependent resources that will move to the target region.

- The resource uses different dependent resources located in the target region. In this case, you can choose from any similar resources in the target region.

Edit VM target settings

If you don't want to dependent resources from the source region to the target, you have a couple of other options:

  • Create a new resource in the target region. Unless you specify different settings, the new resource will have the same settings as the source resource.
  • Use an existing resource in the target region.

Exact behavior depends on the resource type. Learn more about modifying target settings.

You modify the target settings for a resource using the Target configuration entry in the resource move collection.

To modify a setting:

  1. In the Across regions page > Target configuration column, click the link for the resource entry.
  2. In Configuration settings, you can create a new VM in the target region.
  3. Assign a new availability zone, availability set, or SKU to the target VM. Availability zone and SKU.

Changes are only made for the resource you're editing. You need to update any dependent resource separately.

Modify SQL settings

When moving Azure SQL Database resources, you can modify the target settings for the move.

  • For SQL database:
    • We recommend that you modify target configuration settings before you prepare them for move.
    • You can modify the settings for the target database, and zone redundancy for the database.
  • For elastic pools:
    • You can modify the target configuration anytime before initiating the move.
    • You can modify the target elastic pool, and zone redundancy for the pool.

SQL settings you can modify

Setting SQL database Elastic pool
Name Create a new database with the same name in the target region.

Create a new database with a different name in the target region.

Use an existing database in the target region.
Create a new elastic pool with the same name in the target region.

Create a new elastic pool with a different name in the target region.

Use an existing elastic pool in the target region.
Zone redundancy To move from a region that supports zone redundancy to a region that doesn't, type Disable in the zone setting.

To move from a region that doesn't support zone redundancy to a region that does, type Enable in the zone setting.
To move from a region that supports zone redundancy to a region that doesn't, type Disable in the zone setting.

To move from a region that doesn't support zone redundancy to a region that does, type Enable in the zone setting.

Edit SQL target settings

You modify the target settings for a Azure SQL Database resource as follows:

  1. In Across regions, for the resource you want to modify, click the Target configuration entry.
  2. In Configuration settings, specify the target settings summarized in the table above.

Next steps

Move an Azure VM to another region.