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  1. [Request]Container capacity limitation

    Because the charge of the storage account depends on the capacity of the data, we want to allow the user to set the capacity limit of each container so that unexpected accounting will not occur.

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    ストレージアカウントの請求はデータの容量に依存するため、予期しない課金が発生しないように各コンテナの容量制限を設定できるようにしたい

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      0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      When will it be here?

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        0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve Search Performance for exact matches

        We are currently using Azure Media Services which creates a new blob container for each asset. We currently have 40,000 distinct assets. When attempting to search from the blob container level using the exact container id it can take 10+ minutes. This seams to be searching for content within the containers as well. In contrast if we search Azure Media Services Explorer by id it is instant. It would be good to be able to have more control over how it searches

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          0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow a Default ContentType per Container

          If all of the files in a blob storage container will be the same type, it would nice to set a default ContentType at the container level instead of having to set the type on each file as it's added.

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            0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Attach VHD(x) to more than one VM at the same time

            Attach VHD(x) to more than one VM at the same time

            Having an option to attach the same VHD to a set of VMs would allow creating real HA clusters for single node applications - like databases. Storage could work just like iSCSI/FC/SAS SAN, being presented to two nodes, mounted on one. Also that would allow usage of GFS/OCFS2 filesystems to share data between cluster nodes if desired. AzureFiles suffers from every problem SMB have and is unreliable at best. The only other option is shared-nothing filesystems like moosefs/glusterfs.

            as far as I know there is "Shared VHDX" functionality in…

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              0 comments  ·  Disks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a Chocolatey package for Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer

              Chocolatey makes it easy to install and upgrade programs. This should be easy to create with each deployment

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                0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Update the Azure Import/Export Tool (WAImportExport.exe) to support the Larger Block Blobs available

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                1. Update the Azure Import/Export Tool (WAImportExport.exe) to support the Larger Block Blobs now available.

                21st December 2016 - New V1 Azure Import/Export Tool (WAImportExport.exe) available.
                https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/microsoft-azure-storage-import-export-announcements/
                22nd December 2016 - General Availability of Larger Block Blobs in Azure Storage, up from 195GB to 4.77TB.
                https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/general-availability-larger-block-blobs-in-azure-storage/

                Except the V1 Tool does not allow for the larger block blobs, and excludes any files that are over 195GB in size, even though Block Blob storage now supports this (a whole day later than the tool was announced).
                Guess I'll have to try and use /BlobType:PageBlob after the event and see…

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                  0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to specify IP range in the SAS URL when exporting Managed Disk

                  Managed disks is really great feature, however it seems that user can't specify IP ranges from which to accept requests in SAS URL when exporting the disk.

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                    0 comments  ·  Disks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • CloudStorageAccount.Parse(): Support SafeString

                    CloudStorageAccount.Parse(): Today takes string as parameter, as it contains username/password, I think it would be better if it took a SafeString.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Now that you've released Managed Disks, allow us to specify IOPS

                      This has been requested in other forms, but now that you have Managed Disks you're most of the way there. I would like to be able to say "I want a Managed Disk using standard storage, 1TB in size, with 2500 IOPS." Then you figure out how to configure storage to deliver those IOPS without me having to stripe disks, or whatever.
                      Or perhaps "I want a 1TB Managed Disk using premium storage with 15000 IOPS." Again, you figure out how to configure and provision that, so I don't have to. That would be awesome!

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                      • Support WAN acceleration for Azure Files (SMB 3.x) like Riverbed SteelHead

                        Provide official support for WAN acceleration units like Riverbed SteelHead for Azure Files. This will remove some of issues related to latency over the Internet.

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                          0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for distributed and/or centralized BranchCache mode for Azure Files

                          Add support for distributed and/or centralized BranchCache mode for Azure Files to provide better end user experience and remove some of the issues with latency.

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                            0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support deduplication of files stored in Azure Files

                            Add support for deduplication of files stored in Azure Files to save storage space (cost). General file savings are about 50% when using deduplication in Windows server

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                              0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Mobile client for Azure Files

                              Create a mobile client for iOS and Android for accessing files on Azure Files. It could be part of OneDrive, Outlook or just a completely new app.

                              Read-only offline copy support would also be great

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                                0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "Snapshot if exists" function

                                At the present time, running the "Snapshot Blob" operation against a non-existent blob yields an error.

                                It would be very useful to have a "Snapshot if exists" operation (or indeed an option on the present "Snapshot Blob"). So that if a blob does not exist, no error is generated.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • azcopy encryption / decryption needed for upload to BLOB storage

                                  AZCopy should allow for data to be encrypted prior to export and decrypted once in BLOB storage. This prevents un-encrypted data from streaming over the wire

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                                    1 comment  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Preallocate table sizes

                                    In our load we typically create a new table and then fill it with ~100M entries quickly. After that we create some entries, change some, delete some, but the size is growing more slowly.

                                    The problem is that when we load the ~100M first elements from 0 elements, Azure storage becomes really slow. Very high response times. We think this is because it has to allocate lots of space and because it has to rebalance data between buckets many times in the start. After initial warmup, we can run much higher load against it then in the start.

                                    What we…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Auto defragment append blobs

                                      Append blobs are great, however, when a such a blob is generated through a long series of small increments, the read performance of the resulting blob is very poor: from 10x to 20x slower than reading a regular page blob.

                                      The performance problem goes away if the app rewrite the append-blob in large 4MB chunks. However, this process is complicated to setup, and collides with any 'always-on' property of the app.

                                      As append blobs are append-only, it would be much better if Azure was taking care of defragmenting the append blobs on its own; possible through a dedicated API operation…

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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • New-AzureStorageAccount cmdlet should be more verbose when the location is locked for the particular subscription.

                                        New-AzureStorageAccount cmdlet should be more verbose when the location is locked for the particular subscription. Currently it is giving only the below message:

                                        New-AzureStorageAccount : BadRequest: The location constraint is not valid
                                        OperationID : 'ebd511f3854439d2ab176d6b46f35a4a'

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                                          0 comments  ·  Azure PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the lease start datetime as a property of a blob

                                          That will allow us to calculate the age of the lease, which will help in determining if we should break the lease. For example, if a job is terminated an infinite lease will stick on the blob. But if we can calculate how old is the lease, then we can determine whether to break it.

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