Azure Quick Tip: How to export your Automation Runbook

In some situations, you may need to move a script/Runbook between subscriptions or even customers. We can always edit the Runbook and copy and paste the content. However, there are more elegant ways to copy a Runbook using either Azure Portal or PowerShell. Using the Azure Portal, go to the desired Runbook properties blade. Click on Export and the .ps1 file (if it is a PowerShell file) will be downloaded to your workstation, as depicted in the image below.

export Azure Automation Runbook

If you want to perform that from a PowerShell session, then the cmdlet to complete the task is Export-AzAutomationRunbook.

Note: At the time of writing, the -OutputFolder does not recognize the Linux file system of Azure Cloud Shell and it fails to create the file.

export Azure Automation Runbook

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