Versioning and hierarchical namespace

Gert-Jan van der Kamp 21 Reputation points

When provisioning Azure storage, when I enable Hierarchical Namespace, it disables Versioning for Blobs.

Ideally we'd have both.. Will that ever be enabled or is there some fundamental reason they can't both be on at the same time?

Azure Storage Accounts
Azure Storage Accounts
Globally unique resources that provide access to data management services and serve as the parent namespace for the services.
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  1. SaiKishor-MSFT 17,216 Reputation points

    @Gert-Jan van der Kamp Versioning is not supported for Hierarchical Namespace at this time. We are working on the feature currently. Hope this helps.

    Please let us know if you have any more questions and we will be glad to assist you further. Thank you!


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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 44,511 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Gert-Jan van der Kamp Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    Unfortunately, Azure Data Lake Gen2 (HNS Storage Account) doesn’t support enable and manage blob versioning.

    To learn more, see Blob storage features available in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

    Please let us know if you have any further queries. I’m happy to assist you further.


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  2. Gert-Jan van der Kamp 21 Reputation points

    Hi Sumanth,

    Thanks for the quick reply, I was more curios to the why we can't have both? That would really solve all our issues. We can create our own versioning layer (or implement folders on normal (non-hierarchical) blobs, but if MS is going to do that at some point we might as well wait for that. Do you know if there are any plans on the roadmap?


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  3. Gert-Jan van der Kamp 21 Reputation points

    Hi is there any (ballpark) release date for that? That would be an awesome feature that would let us ditch our own stuff and use ADLS2 instead.