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Azure Storage Archive

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Azure Storage Archive

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Hi,

I'm using the new Azure Storage Archive tier and, as I've seen in other competing products, it's possible to change the tier of an object once it's been uploaded from "hot" to "cool" or "archive". Would it be possible to set this functionality in SBPro?

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Re: Azure Storage Archive

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Hi,

SyncBackPro's functionality is geared towards file backup/restore/sync and features such as the one requested are more relevant to individual file management, something SyncBackPro doesn't plan to do.

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Re: Azure Storage Archive

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Well, SBPro already does something similar with AWS Glacier, doesn't it?
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Re: Azure Storage Archive

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I insist, after checking other software from third party companies, I think it couldn't be that difficult to implement for SBPro tier selection for files uploaded to Azure Storage.

By default, when a user creates a storage account it must be set the default tier "Hot" or "Cool" ("Archive" is not possible in this stage) [1]. When you start uploading files to the containers inside that account, files are tiered with the default defined before, but they can also be tiered as "Hot", "Cool" or "Archive". Files of different tiers can coexist on the same container, which I think it is a great feature. The property for achieving that is: "Set Blob Tier" [2].

So, I propose for the development team to implement this functionality. There're certain scenarios where you what to backup all files affected by a profile in Hot, but others in Cool or Archive. The thing would be, once each file is uploaded, change it tier to one of the three mentioned. This could be integrated under profile settings/cloud/advanced. Indeed, there is an option for S3 (S3 Storage Class), so that would be the perfect spot to place the same options but for Azure.

I hope you are agree with this request.

[1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/ ... rage-tiers
[2] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/a ... -blob-tier
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Re: Azure Storage Archive

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Hi,

We'll have a look into this and will add this feature in a future release. At this moment we don't know when that will be but any additions/changes will be mentioned in the History of Changes page at https://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/changes.html.

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Re: Azure Storage Archive

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That sounds good, thank you. =D>

As you mentioned "changed.html", does that mean it would be available in the current major version, or should we wait for the next one? Can't you just give some vague date, please?

For this cases I will be running third party software until SBPro gets this new feature. I prefer 100% more SBPro than others, so it would be great not to work with two software for the same purpose much time. I hope you understand. [-o<
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