Hey Checkyourlogs Fans,

Today, we are going to see how easy it is to clone my LAB Virtual Machine in my Azure Tenant to another VM. I wanted to do this because I have some upcoming presentations and a single Virtual Machine with Nested Hyper-V just wasn’t enough.

Step 1 – Open your Azure Portal and Enable Backups

    (I’ve had mine running for a while so here is what the source looks like.)

Step 2 – Click Restore VM

Step 3 – Choose your Recovery Point

Step 4 – Choose to restore to an Alternate VM – In my Case TechmentorHV08. Make sure to select Create new and give the new VM a different name.

Step 5 – Watch the job go in my case it took < 10 minutes to have the new VM up and running from the restore with 1.6 TB of data transferred.

I hope you enjoyed the post and have a great week!