Stuart Cuthbertson

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    planned  ·  18 comments  ·  Azure Backup » Retention and Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Stuart Cuthbertson commented  · 

    As of Sept 2019, I'm upvoting this specifically with regards to the "Backup for SQL Server on Azure VMs" service.

    This backup service is very neat and a huge step forward in terms of ease of use.

    BUT, it's a little hard to stomach having to pay $0.0224/GB/month to store large monthly backups we legally have to retain for 7 years (but have never yet needed to access) - when we know it's possible to pay just $0.00099/GB/month, less than one twentieth of the cost, to store data in regular Archive-tier block blobs.

    Since the SQL Server VM backups are explicitly using block blob storage under the hood, it feels like this should be an option.

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