Limitations for Archive Tier

The archive tier has the following limitations:

  • For an archive extent you must use the same object storage provider, that you use for the tier (either the performance tier, or the capacity tier) from which data moves to the archive tier. For example, if Veeam Backup & Replication offloads data directly from the performance tier to the archive tier, you must use Microsoft Azure Blob object storage as a performance extent and the Microsoft Azure Archive as the archive extent.
  • Migrating data to another archive tier is not supported.
  • Imported backups cannot be offloaded to archive tier.
  • Incremental backup files cannot be stored in the archive tier.
  • Microsoft Azure Archive Storage with the archive access tier does not support Azure accounts with the following redundancy options: zone-redundant storage (ZRS), geo-redundant storage (GZRS) and read-access geo-zone-redundant storage (RA-GZRS). For more information, see Microsoft Docs.

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