Does Azure Blob early deletion penalty also applies to Azure Files ?

Suvadeep Pal 20 Reputation points
2024-03-22T06:50:56.1233333+00:00

Hi, According to Azure documentation, "Blobs are subject to an early deletion penalty if they are deleted or moved to a different tier before the minimum number of days required by the tier have transpired"

My query is I have a Storage account that is set to cool tier during creation. I have created an Azure file share in that storage account. Does the Azure blob early deletion penalty only apply to Blob Storage or it applies to Azure files also?

Doc Link: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/access-tiers-overview

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  1. Anand Prakash Yadav 5,125 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-03-22T08:21:57.6066667+00:00

    Hello Suvadeep Pal,

    Thank you for posting your query here!

    Adding on to the previous response, the early deletion penalty in Azure Storage is specific to Blob Storage and does not apply to Azure Files. This penalty is incurred if a blob is deleted or moved to a different tier before the minimum number of days required by the tier have transpired. For example, a blob in the cool tier in a general-purpose v2 account is subject to an early deletion penalty if it’s deleted or moved to a different tier before 30 days have elapsed.

    Azure Files and Blob Storage are different services within Azure Storage, and they have different pricing models and features. While Azure Blob Storage offers access tiers (Hot, Cool, and Archive) that affect pricing and performance.

    So, if you have created an Azure file share in a storage account that is set to the cool tier, the early deletion penalty associated with Blob Storage does not apply to the files in your Azure file share.

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

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  1. Stanislav Zhelyazkov 20,536 Reputation points MVP
    2024-03-22T07:00:19.6133333+00:00

    Hi,

    That blob functionality only applies to blobs, it is not available in file shares.

    Please "Accept the answer" if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well.

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