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Design a Data Retention Policy in Azure Blob

In this lab, we explore tiers (hot, cool, and archive) in Azure Blob. After completing this lab, there's the opportunity to explore automating the movement of blobs through tiers.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Nov 27, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create and Configure a Storage Account

    For the first task, we need to create a storage account with the following properties:

    • (US) West US location
    • Standard performance
    • StorageV2
    • Hot Access tier
    • Hierarchical namespace disabled
    • Create a test container

    Populate with the sample file (

  2. Challenge

    Configure Lifecycle Management

    In Azure Storage, configure Lifecycle management to move unused blobs from hot to cool tiers after 30 days of inactivity and cool to archive after 180 days of inactivity.

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