There is no easy way to move images across cloud service provides. Amazon’s AMI format doesn’t work in azure and ec2 only allows you to export Windows VM’s in VHD format. So there lies a pickle. How can I move my Linux images to azure to take advantage of the Bizspark 60k offer for startups.
Following these steps you can actually use rsync to copy an image to azure. Thanks to cloudnull for the post.
One extra step needed for azure is the installation of the azure-agent package which helps in azure configuring these VM’s on provisioning time.
This is also easy to install on the machine and the steps can be found here http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-agent-user-guide/