Will I eventually lose access to my 'classic' Azure storage? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been using Azure for a few years now.  Since I started, I have built a fairly complex backoffice around the 'classic' azure storage, and the 'classic' cloud service deployment model.

    To clarify, the classic storage cannot be viewed in the visual studio cloud explorer, but only in the legacy 'server' explorer.

    My question is if there will be a point where Microsoft stops supporting the classic storage and deployment model all-together.

    It wouldn't be impossible to port over all of my storage tables and queues to a new storage account, but man it sure would be a huge pain and strain on resources.  

    If so, I would like a date so I can prepare for it.  I asked a similar question about the deployment model alone a while back and got a 'yes eventually you will not be able to deploy against classic model, but we do not know when.

    Any clarification would be appreciated!

    Edward Schoenherr

    Friday, April 6, 2018 5:49 PM


  • Note: Server explorer uses the older Service Management APIs to discover resources. It therefore cannot list any resource deployed/created using Azure Resource Manager APIs.

    The server explorer cannot list the ARM storage accounts, because they don’t list in the SMAPI calls.

    In simple, for ARM resources use Cloud Explorer and ASM resources use Server Explorer.

    Currently, we don’t have any ETA for retiring Classic Storage.

    To simplify the deployment and management of resources, Microsoft recommends that you use Resource Manager for all new resources. If possible, Microsoft recommends that you redeploy existing resources through Resource Manager.


    Migrate Azure Storage Account from Classic to Azure Resource Manager(ARM).

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    Saturday, April 7, 2018 6:29 AM