Immutable Blob Storage - 10,000 container limit?

asked 2021-03-19T10:32:43.087+00:00
JIS-4881 21 Reputation points

It is my understanding that an Azure Storage account can have unlimited containers.

However, I would like to use the Azure Blob Storage - Immutable Storage Time Based Retention Policies as per:
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-immutable-storage#time-based-retention-policies

On this page it specifies:

  • For a storage account, the maximum number of containers with locked time-based immutable policies is 10,000.

Does this imply that for unlocked time-based immutable policies there is no limit though?

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  1. answered 2021-03-19T23:30:32.547+00:00
    deherman-MSFT 23,516 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @JIS-4881
    Yes, there is no limit on unlocked containers, at max you can lock 10,000 containers.

    Hope that clears this up. Let us know if you have further questions or issues.

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