Hey RClone forum… Perhaps you can help me answer a question I can’t seem to find documentation on.
I have a directory on my home NAS (FreeNAS server) of raw camera footage that I currently rclone (sync) to an Azure Blob (Cool Tier). The footage in the NAS directory is:
- Constantly being added
- Never modified
- Rarely deleted (deletions are singular files like unneeded b-roll)
- RCloned (sync) to Azure Blob as a backup of my NAS raw footage directory.
- Currently sitting at 5TB and growing
Given that I’m using Azure Blob as a backup, I’d love to move my files from Blob Cool Tier to Blob Archive Tier as I personally have no need to read the data (outside of catastrophic failure of the NAS).
What is unclear to me, is how RClone and Azure behave when syncing directories between a NAS and Azure Blob that have NAS files in Archive Tier. Azure documentation makes it very clear that the Archive Tier data is unreadable but the Archive Tier meta-data is readable… However I can’t find the documentation on exactly what meta-data is available and if that’s the meta data RClone needs to do a sync. This leaves me in an unknown state of how RClone/Azure will behave when trying to sync my NAS Directories to Azure (with the greatest fear of waking up to a massive bill from Azure for hot reads of Archive Tier data).
Can anybody provide guidance here?