Your company has line-of-business (LOB) application deployed in Azure. This LOB application creates a large amount of information that is stored in a storage account.
To optimize the costs for storage, the LOB application changes the storage tier from hot to archive for those blobs that will not be needed anymore.
You are requested to get the information that the LOB application archived. You decide to create an Azure Export job for getting the archived information.
When creating the export job, you are not able to see the storage account in the list of storage accounts where the data resides.
Why are you not able to see the storage account in the list?
You cannot see the storage account in the list because you are using a General Purpose V2 storage account. Only this kind of storage account has different three types of storage tiers: hot, cool, and archive. General Purpose V2 storage accounts are not supported for the Azure Import/Export Service.
General Purpose V1 and Page Blobs storage accounts are supported origins of information when configuring an Export job.
You are not using Azure Files. The LOB application changes the storage tier from hot to archive. This feature is only available on General Purpose V2 storage accounts. Azure Files is not a valid origin of information when configuring an Export job.