Windows Azure Disk Partition Preservation

    One of the regular questions I get asked is what happens to my disks and drive letters in Windows Azure VMs when <x> happens.  The following chart will outline the different scenarios that affect your VM instances, and what happens to the different disks.  Note that this information is for stateless PaaS VMs…

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Role Instance Restarts Due to OS Upgrades

Update March 7, 2013 Added to the Q&A section — Q: How long will the upgrade take?  How long will my VM be down? Update October 17, 2014 Added information about Guest Agent updates.  Thanks to my colleague Anurag Sharma for this idea.   ————   Roughly once per month Microsoft releases a new Guest OS version for…

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