Method: projects.moveInstance

Moves an instance and its attached persistent disks from one zone to another.

Note: Moving VMs or disks by using this method might cause unexpected behavior. For more information, see the known issue.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Project ID for this request.

Query parameters



An optional request ID to identify requests. Specify a unique request ID so that if you must retry your request, the server will know to ignore the request if it has already been completed.

For example, consider a situation where you make an initial request and the request times out. If you make the request again with the same request ID, the server can check if original operation with the same request ID was received, and if so, will ignore the second request. This prevents clients from accidentally creating duplicate commitments.

The request ID must be a valid UUID with the exception that zero UUID is not supported (00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000).

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "targetInstance": string,
  "destinationZone": string


The URL of the target instance to move. This can be a full or partial URL. For example, the following are all valid URLs to an instance: