Azure: Copy an archived blob to an online tier

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Archived blob storage on Azure has two different rehydration policies. The first one is to copy an archived blob to an online tier and the second is to change a blobs access tier to an online tier..

The key difference is that a copy operation avoids the early deletion fee that is assessed if you change the tier of a blob from the Archive tier before the required 180-day period elapses.

It also prevents the blob from potentially moving back due to lifecycle policies. Its supported between different storage accounts, on same regions. -and for the same storage account.

I'm not sure how to accomplish this with rclone as a copy from the archive is rejected as explained in the documentation. Setting the tier will rehydrate with fees.

Attempting to copy the blob from an archived backend to an online backend does not work. Currently I use the az tool to initiate the copy, but it would be optimal to do it with rclone.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.63.1

  • os/version: arch (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 6.1.53-1-lts (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.20.6
  • go/linking: dynamic
  • go/tags: none

Thanks in advance