Creating a new Azure VM based on your SoftNAS current root volume could be a fast for recovery or having a DR site with the same configurations.
This article allows you to create a snapshot of your OS Disk and how to launch a new Azure VM by creating a new OS disk.
Please follow the step by step guide below to create a snapshot of the OS disk and launch a new VM.
- SSH to your machine and by using the root privileges remove the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file as below
- Go to Azure portal, select the SoftNAS VM, navigate to the Disks and select the OS Disk. It is recommended to create a snapshot in VM stopped state.
- Click on Create snapshot button and a window will appear like the below image. Just fill-up the information and proceed to create. Please remember to choose Full - make a complete read-only copy of the selected disk before proceeding.
- Now try to create a new disk from the newly created snapshot by filling up all the required fields as shown below
- Find the newly created Disk and select Create VM. Fill up all the required information and from the Review + create section download template for automation. You will not be able to create a new VM as it requires plan information to be included prior to launch successfully a new VM. Just download the template and abort. After downloading the template you should have two files parameters.json and template.json inside the template.zip file
- From the Azure portal search box search for template deployment and select deploy using a custom template and click on Build your own template in the editor.