What is the cost per GB per month of SQL Database LTR Archive Tier?

Konecki, Joshua 0 Reputation points

Hello, there is no pricing information for SQL Database Long Term Retention archive tier in the Azure Pricing Calculator or Price Tables. Does anyone know this information or where I can find it?

Evidence the Archive Tier exists for SQL Database backups: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/sql/long-term-retention-backups/change-access-tier?view=rest-sql-2023-05-01-preview&tabs=HTTP

Pricing Calculator, no dropdown for access tier in the backup storage section: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/

Azure Pricing table, no archive access tier pricing listed: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/azure-sql-database/single/

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  1. Konstantinos Passadis 17,376 Reputation points MVP

    Hello @Konecki, Joshua !

    Welcome to Microsoft QnA!

    Since this is Storage Related

    I believe you have to look here


    Instance < or = 50 GB€4.7264 + storage consumedInstance is > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB€9.4527 + storage consumedInstance is > 500 GB€9.4527 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumedExample: If you have 1.2 TB of data in one instance, then the cost would be €28.36 plus storage consumed. You would be charged €9.46 for each of the two 500 GB increments and €9.46 for the remaining 200 GB data.

    I hope this helps!

    Kindly mark the answer as Accepted and Upvote in case it helped!


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  2. GeethaThatipatri-MSFT 28,767 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Konecki, Joshua Welcome to Microsoft Q&A thanks for posting your question.

    I understand your concern. Yes that API property exists and at this time the only tier available for SQL Database is "Hot". You will not see pricing for different tiers in the pricing because it doesn't exist yet. 



  3. Diego Nieto-Arroyo 0 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    To answer your question, there's a list of prices per service tier/per hour, please follow this link: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/azure-sql-database/single/ Hope this helps.

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