@THOBANI M MNGOMA While a blob is in the Archive access tier, it's considered to be offline, and can't be read or modified. In order to read or modify data in an archived blob, you must first rehydrate the blob to an online tier, either the Hot or Cool tier. There are two options for rehydrating a blob that is stored in the Archive tier:
- Copy an archived blob to an online tier: You can rehydrate an archived blob by copying it to a new blob in the Hot or Cool tier with the Copy Blob operation. Microsoft recommends this option for most scenarios.
- Change an archived blob's access tier to an online tier: You can rehydrate an archived blob to the Hot or Cool tier by changing its tier using the Set Blob Tier operation.
Rehydrating a blob from the Archive tier can take several hours to complete. Microsoft recommends archiving larger blobs for optimal performance when rehydrating. Rehydrating a large number of small blobs may require extra time due to the processing overhead on each blob. A maximum of 10 GiB per storage account may be rehydrated per hour with priority retrieval.
To learn how to rehydrate an archived blob to an online tier, see Rehydrate an archived blob to an online tier.
Here is how to move files from Archive tier to Hot tier using the Portal shown here-
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