This script creates a managed disk from a snapshot. Use it to restore a virtual machine from snapshots of OS and data disks. Create OS and data managed disks from respective snapshots and then create a new virtual machine by attaching managed disks. You can also restore data disks of an existing VM by attaching data disks created from snapshots.
To run this sample, make sure you have installed the latest Azure CLI 2.0. To start, run
az login to create a connection with Azure.
This sample works in a Bash shell. For options on running Azure CLI scripts on Windows client, see Running the Azure CLI in Windows.
If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
#Provide the subscription Id of the subscription where you want to create Managed Disks subscriptionId=dd80b94e-0463-4a65-8d04-c94f403879dc #Provide the name of your resource group resourceGroupName=myResourceGroupName #Provide the name of the snapshot that will be used to create Managed Disks snapshotName=mySnapshotName #Provide the name of the new Managed Disks that will be create diskName=myDiskName #Provide the size of the disks in GB. It should be greater than the VHD file size. diskSize=128 #Provide the storage type for Managed Disk. Premium_LRS or Standard_LRS. storageType=Premium_LRS #Set the context to the subscription Id where Managed Disk will be created az account set --subscription $subscriptionId #Get the snapshot Id snapshotId=$(az snapshot show --name $snapshotName --resource-group $resourceGroupName --query [id] -o tsv) #Create a new Managed Disks using the snapshot Id #Note that managed disk will be created in the same location as the snapshot az disk create --resource-group $resourceGroupName --name $diskName --sku $storageType --size-gb $diskSize --source $snapshotId
This script uses following commands to create a managed disk from a snapshot. Each command in the table links to command specific documentation.
|az snapshot show||Gets all the properties of a snapshot using the name and resource group properties of the snapshot. Id property is used to create managed disk.|
|az disk create||Creates a managed disk using snapshot Id of a managed snapshot|
For more information on the Azure CLI, see Azure CLI documentation.
Additional virtual machine and managed disks CLI script samples can be found in the Azure Linux VM documentation.