Using the Azure Import/Export service REST API

The Microsoft Azure Import/Export service exposes a REST API to enable programmatic control of import/export jobs. You can use the REST API to perform all of the import/export operations that you can perform with the Azure portal. Additionally, you can use the REST API to perform certain granular operations, such as querying the percentage completion of a job, which is not currently available in the Azure classic portal.

See Using the Microsoft Azure Import/Export service to Transfer Data to Blob Storage for an overview of the Import/Export service and a tutorial that demonstrates how to use the classic portal to create and manage import and export jobs.

Service endpoints

The Azure Import/Export service is a resource provider for Azure Resource Manager and provides a set of REST APIs at the following HTTPS endpoint for managing import/export jobs:<subscription-id>/resourceGroups/<resource-group>/providers/Microsoft.ImportExport/jobs/<job-name>


Requests to the Import/Export service must specify the api-version parameter and set its value to 2016-11-01.

Import/Export service operations

Creating an import job

Creating an export job

Retrieving state information for a job

Enumerating jobs

Cancelling and deleting jobs

Backing Up drive manifests

Diagnostics and error recovery for Import/Export jobs

Next steps