?
Solved

Oops - Azure block blobs vs page blobs for offsite storage...

Posted on 2014-10-04
2
Medium Priority
?
471 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Greetings - I set up Azure for offsite storage for Hyper-V backups using Altaro.  I'm not very familiar with Azure and may have set the type of storage incorrectly. I selected block blob containers as opposed to page blobs - then I read the maximum size of a block blob is 200GB.  (At the risk of sounding naïve I'm assuming a file relationship to a blob is 1 to 1, right?)   The back up now being loaded is 175GB, so it will fit but soon it won't.  

I am thinking the way to fix this is to create a new storage container in the same region configured to use page blobs, and to copy the folders over to the new container.  As I understand it there's no charge to move data within the same region.  Once the data is copied I can delete the original storage and change the drive letter of the new container to be the same as the original one.  This way I don't have to re-seed the backup and get out of this with a minimum of extra cost..  Validation and/or comments will be really appreciated!
0
Comment
Question by:SJBob
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 122

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40361565
Correct, Block Blobs are limited to 200GB, a Page Blog - the maximum is 1TB.

Only outbound data transfers are charged, and as this is in the same region, data transfers between regions are not charged. e.g. in the same region.

see also Pricing here

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/data-transfers/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:SJBob
ID: 40362247
Simply needed some validation that my thinking was correct and this did it.
0

Featured Post

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
Many of the companies I’ve worked with have embraced cloud solutions due to their desire to “get out of the datacenter business.” The ability to achieve better security and availability, and the speed with which they are able to deploy, is far grea…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question