How to Manually Switch Between Regions in Azure GRS
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For whatever reason, you may want to switch your storage account from your primary region to the secondary one. In Azure Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS), there’s a feature that allows you to perform that action manually. There’s nothing overly complicated to it. The manual failover will take just a few minutes to conclude.
Read the post by Florent Appointare, a Microsoft Engineer, about how to perform a manual failover of an Azure storage account in a few easy steps.