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  1. Improve Perfromance when /xo is used as it takes longer time when there are more source folders.

    Add more filters with AzCopy such as Date filters,etc. so that it will help in improving the performance when /xo is used. As currently it needs to scan through all the source files and in case more filters are added the time to use source files would be reduce.

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      0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • AzCopy include a filter to consider files greater than a specific date

      AzCopy include a filter to consider files greater than a specific date. This is something which is available in Robocopy/XCopy

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        1 comment  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Suggest adding a source data timestamp parameter to set as the copy point in time for AzCopy operations.

        Adding a /SourceDataTimeStamp parameter would allow for the ability to only copy data that is at that timestamp or earlier from the source data to the destination. For example, I have many tables and blobs that tie to each other. When I back them all up in a live hosted system, it would be great to say "AzCopy, copy all table and blob data from 2017.09.02 and earlier to another location". This would ensure that if I later restored from that time point, all the data would be be linked up properly.

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        • New flag to allow AzCopy to run in backup mode

          Windows has a relatively unknown backup API that tools like Robocopy can access if you use the /B flag.

          What it means in reality is that a user with SeBackupPrivilege, running in an admin console with a tool like robocopy can copy data without being restricted by NTFS permissions.
          For someone that works with File servers every day this would solve a lot of issues.

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          • 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 →
            • AzCopy should support /MIR option like robocopy

              I would like the performance of AzCopy and the functionality of robocopy /MIR which will incrementally copy a local folder to Azure block blobs including deleting blobs that no longer exist in the local folder. The scenario is wanting to one-way sync a local directory with a blob container. The reverse would also be helpful of one-way synchronizing block blobs to a local directory. Currently I don't believe AzCopy can delete files from the destination.

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                3 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Open Source AzCopy under the same license as the current Storage Client SDK

                Bring all the goodness of open source to AzCopy.

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                  0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a way to copy the contents of an entire storage account to another storage account

                  Say your application stores important data in an Azure Storage Account, perhaps spread across both Table and Blob containers.

                  It would be very handy to be able to copy the entire contents of a storage account to another storage account. So that you could duplicate your azure storage environment between your stage production environments easily, allowing you to test updates to your application on a copy of your live production data before actually deploying it to production.

                  I know that bits and pieces of this functionality exist already, via things like Copy Blobs and Blob Snapshots, but nothing built in…

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