Allow setting Archive tier at the account and container levels
Currently the archive tier can be set only at the blob level. There are plenty of uses cases for having entire storage accounts or containers for archival where setting the tier for each blob is tedious and non-value-adding.
Lester Waters commented
The Azure Storage team really messed this one up. I asked for: (a) allowing the "archive" tier to be a global default, just like "cool" is; and (b) allowing inheritance of the tier by setting it at the container level. The storage team insisted that the "apps" would be able to handle it... yeah maybe one day. We abandoned using the archive tier as a result.
I found a powershell script about putting everything in the container to archive. i have not tested out it.
i am still missing the option to store everything directly to archive access tier.
If i remember correctly competive company Amazon has something called Glacier that gives the possibility to backup from S3 directly to Glacier for archiving purpose.
Derek Gabriel commented
This missing seems foolish. How hard could it be to cycle through the blobs when I enable this on the container? I assume I can do it through the API, so just add a check box that saves me the time....