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deherman-MSFT asked SumanthMarigowda-MSFT commented

Migrate your classic storage accounts to Azure Resource Manager by 31 August 2024

On 31 August 2024, we'll retire classic Azure storage accounts and they'll no longer be accessible. Before that date, you'll need to migrate them to Azure Resource Manager, which provides the same capabilities as well as new features, including:

• A management layer that simplifies deployment by enabling you to create, update, and delete resources.
• Resource grouping, which allows you to deploy, monitor, manage, and apply access control policies to resources as a group.

Beginning 1 August 2022, you'll no longer be able to create new classic storage account resources, however, resources created before that date will be supported through 31 August 2024.

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deherman-MSFT answered RickLedoux-2881 commented

To avoid losing access to your data, review Azure Resource Manager pricing and migrate your classic storage accounts before 31 August 2024.

If you have any additional questions regarding this retirement, please use this thread to ask your specific queries and we will try our best to answer them. Thank you!


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After August 1 2022, can we generate and save new files in an existing storage account until August 2024?

Beginning 1 August 2022, you'll no longer be able to create new classic storage account resources.

It is not clear to me if this means we can still use our already existing storage account until 2024, or we can only view the information in the storage account until 2024.

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Yes, any subscriptions/classic storage accounts that were created before August 2022 will continue to be fully functional and supported until the retirement date (31 August 2024).

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A few questions to start with:
1. Will this change break our C# API usage of Azure Storage? We use v4.0.30319 -- see Background below.
2. Will it break our CDN connection?
3. Will it change our costs?

Background: Our product started using Azure Storage in 2012. We access via C# in Visual Studio using Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage. I upgraded to newer Azure Storage libraries a few times, but at some point the library changed in a way that wasn't backward compatible, and it would have been a huge amount of work and re-testing to use it. So we stuck with the older version - v4.0.30319. (Presumably it shouldn't matter since it's all HTTP on the back end.)

We also use an Azure Storage-backed CDN (for static resources), and direct URLs to Azure Storage blobs for certain public resources.

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