How to update Access Tier in Azure Storage Blob Level?

By | July 13, 2018

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Azure Storage support three different level of storage tiers for Blob objects. They are Hot storage tier, Cool storage tier, and Archive storage tier. This enables cost-effective usages of blob data storages. With the different level of storage tiers, you can choose what types of tier needs for your data. To quickly summarize, we use hot storage tier for these data which are accessed very frequently.

Cool tier intended to access less than hot tiers, in general for at least 30 days. Archive tier is intended for long-term data backup or archival purpose and will remain in the tier for at least 180 days.  Hot tier has the highest storage cost and lowest access cost, whereas the archive tier has the lowest storage cost and highest access cost. You may read more about these access tier from here

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Account Level Access Tier in Azure Storage

When we create Azure Storage Account, we chose the Storage Tier (Available only for gpV2 and blob account type). During the storage account creation, we can choose the tier between Hot or Cool.

update Access Tier in Azure Storage Blob Level - Acount Level Access Tier

This access tier is the storage account level, which you can go and check from the storage configuration option.

Update Access Tier in Azure Storage Blob Level – From Azure Portal

You can easily change the access tier at blob level for storage accounts.  If you want to perform this action from Azure Portal, open the respective Azure Blob.  Then select the “Blob Properties”

update Access Tier in Azure Storage Blob Level - Blob Properties

From the properties window, you can change access tier for the blob to Hot, Cool or Archive.

update Access Tier in Azure Storage Blob Level - Access Tier Azure Portal

 

Update Access Tier in Azure Storage Blob Level – From Storage Explore

You can change the access tier from Azure Storage Explorer as well. Open the respective blob in the explorer and from the context menu select “Change Access Tier

update Access Tier in Azure Storage Blob Level - Change Access Tier

This will bring, “Update Access Tier” window from where you can select the access tier to update.

update Access Tier in Azure Storage Blob Level - From Storage Exploer

 

Other than these, you can use Azure CLI ( az storage blob) to perform these activities from CLI, also you can update it through code.

Author: Abhijit Jana

Abhijit runs the Daily .NET Tips. He started this site with a vision to have a single knowledge base of .NET tips and tricks and share post that can quickly help any developers . He is a Former Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Technology Evangelist and presently working as a .NET Consultant. He blogs at http://abhijitjana.net , you can follow him @AbhijitJana . He is the author of book Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide.

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