move pageblobs already in the cloud to cool storage, you can't!
I was on the phone today with Microsoft Azure. I have 12TB of data in pageblobs that I would like to move to azure cool storage for archiving. Well, the only way to do that is to download them to local HDD and then convert and upload to cool storage. You can not at this time transfer from your azure storage files "in the cloud" over to cool block blobs. Plus, another limitation is that block blobs have a size limit of 195GB due to its internal architecture. I have plenty of pageblobs over 1tb that I would like to transfer. I told the tech that we need an option to easily to transfer our data. Not download and then re-upload. It would defeat the whole purpose. I've asked this do to a cost savings approach and archiving. Microsoft needs to change this hopefully soon.
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