Oops - Azure block blobs vs page blobs for offsite storage...
Posted on 2014-10-04
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!