i have created a storage account and have a few VM's and blobs. It is supposed to be a classic account. i want to migrate or convert the storage account to ARM or new version. what is the process to do so? i have tried to move the contents of one resource manager to a different one, but i didn't get the option to move from classic to ARM enter image description here thanks

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The whole process of moving ASM to ARM resources can be found here.

Migrate IaaS resources from classic to Azure Resource Manager by using Azure PowerShell

To migrate a Storage Account, all you need is to execute the following PS Cmdlets:

ps:> $storageAccountName = "myStorageAccount"
ps:> Move-AzureStorageAccount -Validate -StorageAccountName $storageAccountName
ps:> Move-AzureStorageAccount -Prepare -StorageAccountName $storageAccountName
ps:> Move-AzureStorageAccount -Commit -StorageAccountName $storageAccountName

If you want to abort the process (before commit), just use:

Move-AzureStorageAccount -Abort -StorageAccountName $storageAccountName
  • This was the shortest explanation on the nest for this, thank you!
    – Piedone
    Jun 19, 2018 at 22:25

i want to migrate or convert the storage account to ARM or new version.

In Azure, we can't convert the storage account from ASM to ARM, but we can migrate it.

Are you want to move VMs and storage account to ARM module? If yes, we can use follow script to move those:

move VMs to ARM module(this VM create without network, behind cloud service):

Login-AzureRmAccount  #login Azure Account ARM module
Get-AzureRMSubscription | Sort SubscriptionName | Select SubscriptionName
Select-AzureRmSubscription –SubscriptionName "My Azure Subscription"
Register-AzureRmResourceProvider -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.ClassicInfrastructureMigrate
Get-AzureRmResourceProvider -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.ClassicInfrastructureMigrate

Add-AzureAccount     #login Azure Account ASM module
Get-AzureSubscription | Sort SubscriptionName | Select SubscriptionName
Select-AzureSubscription –SubscriptionName "My Azure Subscription"
Get-AzureService | ft Servicename
$serviceName = "jasonvm333"
$deployment = Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName $serviceName
$deploymentName = $deployment.DeploymentName

$validate = Move-AzureService -Validate -ServiceName $serviceName -DeploymentName $deploymentName -CreateNewVirtualNetwork

Move-AzureService -Prepare -ServiceName $serviceName -DeploymentName $deploymentName -CreateNewVirtualNetwork
Move-AzureService -Commit -ServiceName $serviceName -DeploymentName $deploymentName

After VMs move complete, then use PowerShell to move Storage Account to ARM module:

$storageAccountName = "jasontest333"
Move-AzureStorageAccount -Prepare -StorageAccountName $storageAccountName
Move-AzureStorageAccount -Commit -StorageAccountName $storageAccountName

More information about move IaaS resources to ARM module, like migrate the VMs to a platform-created virtual network or migrate to an existing virtual network in the Resource Manager deployment model, please refer to this link.

  • For now, we can't use azure portal to move classic to ARM, we can use Azure PowerShell to achieve this. Please let me know if you would like further assistance.
    – Jason Ye
    Apr 26, 2017 at 8:16

Indeed @Stevie W is correct, there is an option in the Storage Account (Classic) blade that offers Migrate to ARM. Clicking it offers buttons for Validation, Prepare, and Commit.

Azure Migrate to ARM


I know this is a late reply, however this thread comes up when searching for migrating classic storage to ARM so thought I'd provide an update.

Since the last comment on here, the Azure Portal has been update to allow running the migration process within the blades. This has worked for a test account, and seems to just apply the 3 powershell commands that have already been noted by Bruno

Azure Storage Blade - "Migrate To ARM" option

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