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Migrating Azure Data from One Subscription to Another

by on Jul.10, 2015, under Tech Stuff

Ok, so you’ve put in a lot of time spinning up some Azure VM’s and services using your free account or MSDN account and want to move it to another subscription. Should be easy right?

Evidently not really. 🙂

So I did my due diligence here to find out the best model and there was a lot of suggestions out there. Microsoft even has some instructions up there, which are slightly incorrect. No surprise right?

The original post by MSDN is here:, however it does have a few minor inconsistencies.

  1. Go to the Azure Support web site and click Get Support. You can also submit an incident from the Microsoft Azure Management Portal or from the Azure Accounts Center.
  2. To submit support ticket from the Azure Management Portal, click your account name, and then click Contact Microsoft Support.
  3. In the Create Support Ticket window, select the subscription for which you want to migrate data and services.
  4. For Support Type, choose Billing.
  5. Select your region and language, and then click Create Ticket
  6. On the next page, for Problem Type, select Account, Subscription and Account Portal Assistance.
  7. For Category, select Transfer my account, subscription or data, and then click Continue.
  8. Confirm your contact information, provide a telephone number at which you can be reached, and then click Continue.
  9. On the next page, provide the following information:
    1. For Problem Details, provide an incident title for your request and then use the text boxes provide required information and to include any additional information about your request.
    2. For Determine Severity, choose an option that represents the severity of your request. For more information about the severity types, refer to the Microsoft Azure Incident Severity Table.
    3. Use the File Upload tool to attach related documentation to your request. (not usually necessary)
    4. If you accept the Agreement for Microsoft Services, click Submit.You will be contacted by an Azure Support representative in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

Once you’ve completed this, support will email you or call you (whichever choice you picked) and confirm information with you as well as let you know of any limitations of the move (depends greatly on what you’ve deployed) and usually wrap this up within a day or so.

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