upgrading cost of the storage account to V2.0

Alibrahim, Mohamad 1 Reputation point

we have a Storage account (general purpose v1), and we need to upgrade it to V2 in order to activate the options Tracking

-Enable versioning for blobs.
-Enable blob change feed.

the question is does this action costs us extra money and how much. we can't get good information from Microsoft azure Guide

this is information about a Storage account (general purpose v1)

Location:West Europe

Disk state:Available

Performance: Standard

Replication: Locally-redundant storage (LRS)

Account kind (change):Storage (general purpose v1)

Provisioning state: Succeeded

Created: 24.10.2019, 08:40:24

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.
1,561 questions
No comments
{count} votes

4 answers

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Alan Kinane 16,521 Reputation points Microsoft MVP

    If you go to the Azure blob storage pricing page: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/blobs/

    The general purpose v1 account pricing is listed under the "Other" tab and the v2 is under the "recommended" tab.

    The easiest way to compare both would be to use the Azure pricing calculator - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/ and then add a storage account and compare the general purpose v1 and v2 options.

    Generally, with v2 the cost of storage is cheaper but the storage transaction costs are higher than v1.

    No comments

  2. Sumarigo-MSFT 30,901 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

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

    Upgrading a v1 storage account to a general-purpose v2 account is free. You may specify the desired account tier during the upgrade process. If an account tier is not specified on upgrade, the default account tier of the upgraded account will be Hot. However, changing the storage access tier after the upgrade may result in changes to your bill so it is recommended to specify the new account tier during upgrade.

    For more information on the pricing model for storage accounts, see Azure Storage Pricing page. For more information on outbound data transfer charges, see Data Transfers Pricing Details page.


    Upgrade to a general-purpose v2 storage account: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-account-upgrade?tabs=azure-portal#pricing-and-billing

    Upgrading a general-purpose v1 or Blob storage account to general-purpose v2 is permanent and cannot be undone.

    Upgrading to a general-purpose v2 storage account from your general-purpose v1 or Blob storage accounts is straightforward. You can upgrade using the Azure portal, PowerShell, or Azure CLI. There is no downtime or risk of data loss associated with upgrading to a general-purpose v2 storage account. The account upgrade happens via a simple Azure Resource Manager operation that changes the account type.

    You are not billed for transactions related to the automatic generation of snapshots or versions when a blob is overwritten or deleted. You are billed for calls to the Undelete Blob operation at the transaction rate for write operations.

    There is no charge to enable point-in-time restore. However, enabling point-in-time restore also enables blob versioning, soft delete, and change feed, each of which may result in additional charges. Billing for point-in-time restore depends on the amount of data processed to perform the restore operation. The amount of data processed is based on the number of changes that occurred between the restore point and the present moment. For more information, click here

    • Enabling blob versioning can result in additional data storage charges to your account. When designing your application, it is important to be aware of how these charges might accrue so that you can minimize costs. For more information, see here
    • The costs for Blob Storage Soft Delete are explained here: Soft delete for Blob storage - Pricing and billing

    All soft deleted data is billed at the same rate as active data.
    Soft delete and versioning charges the capacity being used by soft deleted blobs, or versions.

    The exact cost depends on how often your data is modified or deleted. If you didn’t modify anything or delete anything. There is no extra cost. If all 100GB is deleted, then you are paying for the 100GB for 30 days of the soft delete.

    You can use the Azure Storage pricing calculator to help estimate your costs.

    Additional information: There is no performance impact in the while Upgrading to a general-purpose v2 storage account.

    If you still have any question or any difficulties in understanding the pricing and billing, I would recommend to contact Billing support team, it's free, and it's the best choice for you. These support team can provide their expert guidance and detailed information based on your subscription and region

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


    Please do not forget to 150116-image.png and 150148-image.png wherever the information provided helps you, this can be beneficial to other community members.

    No comments

  3. Alibrahim, Mohamad 1 Reputation point

    Hello @Sumarigo-MSFT thank you

    but I can't find the prices for V1 I want to know the differences in prices between V1 and V2

    No comments

  4. Alibrahim, Mohamad 1 Reputation point

    thank you @Alan Kinane for your feedback,

    the Azure region of our Storage Account is West Europe (was opened in the year 2010 ), according to Microsoft that there is no extra cost of storage or storage transaction.
    is this true?