Azure Storage General-Purpose v1 vs v2 (GPv1) & (GPv2) are two distinct storage account types with varying features and cost structures. This article delves into their differences and considerations for migrating from GPv1 to GPv2.
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Azure’s Standard Blob Storage accounts are a part of the Azure Storage service, providing scalable and secure storage for a wide range of data types. These accounts are categorized into General-Purpose v1 (GPv1) and General-Purpose v2 (GPv2).
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there is no downtime for migrating from GPv1 to GPv2. The upgrade process is fully automated and can be done in a few minutes. Your data will be fully accessible throughout the upgrade process.
Overall, the upgrade from GPv1 to GPv2 is a quick and easy process that will improve the performance and scalability of your storage account.
The upgrade process is instantaneous and does not require any downtime. Your data remains intact during the upgrade; you do not need to copy it to a new account. However, please note that once you upgrade to a GPv2 account, you cannot downgrade back to a GPv1 account.
Both GPv1 and GPv2 accounts can be used for various scenarios, but Microsoft recommends using GPv2 accounts for most applications due to their enhanced features and cost-effectiveness.