We are looking at options to enable this.
Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in public preview of blob storage lifecycle management. The feature set offers a rich, rule-based policy engine which you can use to transition your data to the best access tier and to expire data at the end of its lifecycle. See our post on the Azure Blog to get started: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-blob-storage-lifecycle-management-public-preview/preview/.
For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at DLMFeedback@microsoft.com.
Thanks for your feedback! This ask will be discussed amongst our team to determine if we plan to do this and when.
Work on this feature has started. Will update here when this becomes generally available.
Thank you for your suggestion and votes.
Status update: Geo-replication is in our backlog but we don’t expect to have enough resources to complete it before H2 2018.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Nik on behalf of the Azure Database for MySQL team