Data ingress charging

Nick Sutton 156 Reputation points
2022-02-02T08:52:44.467+00:00

Everywhere I look I see the statement that data ingress into an azure file share from on-prem is free. I've tried using file sync and robocopy over a VPN to a private endpoint to copy data from my on-prem data store to an Azure file share.

Both times I'm being charged for "hot zrs write operations" Is there a specific way to ingress data to an Azure file share that doesn't get charged? Or is data ingress just something you have to pay for?

Or, is this charge for egress replication data across zones?

Thanks

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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 43,401 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-02-02T11:00:30.577+00:00

    @Nick Sutton For storage accounts there won’t be any charge for data transfer between availability zones for ZRS type storage account.

    Data transfer prices for block blobs (per GB)
    When you write data to a GRS, RA-GRS, GZRS, or RA-GZRS account, the data is replicated to another Azure region. The geo-replication data transfer charge is for bandwidth used to replicate data to the second Azure region. This charge also applies when you change the storage account's replication setting from LRS to GRS or RA-GRS or from ZRS to GZRS or RA-GZRS

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    For more information on pricing, please refer to this article

    When you write data to a GRS, RA-GRS, GZRS or RA-GZRS account, the data is replicated to another Azure region. The geo-replication data transfer charge is for bandwidth used to replicate data to the second Azure region. This charge also applies when you change the storage account's replication setting from LRS to GRS or RA-GRS or from ZRS to GZRS or RA-GZRS.

    GZRS or RA-GZRS are not currently available for Premium Block Blobs

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    Where to see this charge?
    Charges can be easily viewed on Azure Portal provided you have appropriate permissions — https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/costs/assign-access-acm-data and https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/costs/understand-work-scopes

    If you still find any difficulties, I would recommended Please contact Azure Billing and Subscription team, they would be the best to provide more insight and guidance on this issue : Free billing and subscription management support has been provided.

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

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