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Azure Storage - File Share - 16m files in nested subfolders moved instantly without our invovement

I have a Azure storage account, a file share. This file share is connected to a Azure VM through mapped drive. A FTP server on the VM accepts a stream of files and stores them in the File Share directly. There are no other connections. Only I have Azure admin access, limited support people have access to the VM.

Last week, for unknown reasons 16 million files, which are nested in many sub-folders (origin, date) moved instantly into a unrelated subfolder, 3 levels deep.

I'm baffled how this can happen. There is a clear instant cut off when files moved.

As a result, I'm seeing increased costs on LRS. I'm assuming because internally Azure storage is replicating the change at my expense.

I have attempted to copy the files back using a VM and AZCOPY. This process crashed midway through leaving me with a half a completed copy operation. This failed attempt took days, which makes me confident I wasn't the support guys dragging and moving a folder by accident.

Questions:

  1. Is it possible to just instantly move so many files (how)

  2. Is there a solid way I can move the files back, taking into account the half copied files - I mean an Azure backend operation way rather than writing an app / power shell / AZCOPY?

  3. So there a cost efficient way of doing this (I'm on Transaction Optimised tier)

  4. Do I have a case here to get Microsoft to do something, we didn't move them... I assume something internally messed up.

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Can anyone advise please?

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@Damian-9003 Firstly, Apologies for the delay response! I am checking on this thread

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@Damian-9003 Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding here!

Based on your scenario we need to investigate the root cause, I recommend opening a support case. (To sort this out – Your best bet is to connect with our Azure support team by filing a ticket, our support team on best effort basis can help you guide on this matter. ) or please do let us know if you don't have the support plan.


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