I see a log of info about AWS glacier support but don't see much at all about the Azure archive tier. Is there any support coming for this tier?
I have noticed that the data for archives seem to be held in a file called "datafile.bin". Without this file the archive is still mountable. My theory is that a Powershell script could be run to set the tier to "Archive" of the "datafile.bin" blob and the archive would still mount. When a restore is need, rehydrate the blob.
The problem is if you are restoring, how do you determine which blobs need rehydrating. It would be nice to have a powershell script to set all unnecessary blobs to the archive tier, Then another to set the files back to the hot or cool when a restore is needed.