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  1. Add Alerts for Storage Account Usage

    Add alerts for storage account usage, user should be able to set an alert for say 500GB usage.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Manage SAS Token by Name and Include in Audit Logs

      Give SAS tokens a name when generating then:
      - allow report/table of all generated token
      - allow revoke of exisiting token (or modification of access)
      - use the SAS token name in storage audit logs

      At the moment, the storage access logs do not show any useful information about who has made access, and this is critical to a practical audit function.

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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for your feedback. Currently you can use a stored access policy to manage revocation of an existing token. You are also able to track requests made using an existing stored access policy in the storage account logs. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-1#controlling-a-sas-with-a-stored-access-policy for more details. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

      • Remove or dramatically increase the max number of stored access policies per container, file share, table, or queue

        Today the maximum policy you can have is 5. This is way to low as we are using blob storage in a data sharing scenario between providers and consumers and we need to use policies to be able to revoke issued SAS tokens in this sharing scenario. 5 policies means that we can only control 5 SAS keys that can be revoked. We need a lot more.

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        • 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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          • Improving the indexed partitioning criteria for handling storage accounts with same naming conventions

            As described in detail here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-performance-checklist/#subheading47 , Azure handles indexed partitioning with an index with aphabetical criteria, so storage accounts starting with A-H will go into one partition, H’-R will go into a different partition and last R’-Z will go into another different partition too.
            We discovered that this could affect High Availability of VMs if you take care of putting them into Availability Set and use different storage accounts for their virtual disks, but same naming convention for accounts. In this case, if a fail happens on a given partition for example during an internal maintenance task or storage…

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            • Azure Control Panel functionality for snapshots or incremental backup

              I know that data is replicated but that doesn't protect against logical errors, accidental removal by admin or hacker screwing up the data.

              So I really would like to see this done natively from Azure instead of building my own backup systems like these:
              http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2010/04/30/protecting-your-blobs-against-application-errors.aspx

              http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2010/05/03/protecting-your-tables-against-application-errors.aspx

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                16 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Our apologies for not updating this ask earlier. We view this ask as a set of related features. Soft delete and automatic snapshots will help protect against accidental deletions and overwrites. Write Once Read Many (WORM) will disable modification (by anyone, including administrators and hackers) for a specified period of time.

                This work is planned for the coming year, and we will be delivering it in multiple phases. As soon as we have progress to share, we will do so. We will continue to provide updates at least once per quarter. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

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