Storage account

Mahesh Vempati 66 Reputation points

My storage account have default access tier as Hot, With Life cycle management some data is moved to cool tier in a container, Now how can I move cool tier data to another container or another storage account.

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. Vaibhav Chaudhari 38,006 Reputation points

    Mahesh, once the tier is updated to cool, it is possible to copy the files to another storage account. The difference is just that, reading the files or data from hot tier is faster but it will be little slower for cool tier.

    You can install Azure storage explorer and try copy paste the files, otherwise you have option to use Azure data factory to copy files across containers or storage accounts.

    Please don't forget to Accept Answer and Up-vote if the response helped -- Vaibhav

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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 34,596 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Mahesh Vempati Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    With Azure Blob Life Cycle Management you can't move blobs/container, You can only transition the tier or delete them

    When a blob is moved from one access tier to another, its last modification time doesn't change. If you manually rehydrate an archived blob to hot tier, it would be moved back to archive tier by the lifecycle management engine. Disable the rule that affects this blob temporarily to prevent it from being archived again. Re-enable the rule when the blob can be safely moved back to archive tier. You may also copy the blob to another location if it needs to stay in hot or cool tier permanently.

    Hope this helps!

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