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  1. SAS tokens for blobs with restricted file types and maximum file size

    When issuing a Shared Access Signature (SAS token) there should be(optional) parameters for maximum file size and restricted whitelisted file extensions so that clients can upload files only with any of the whitelisted extensions in token with not bigger than maximum size mentioned in SAS token.

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    • Allow setting Archive tier at the account and container levels

      Currently the archive tier can be set only at the blob level. There are plenty of uses cases for having entire storage accounts or containers for archival where setting the tier for each blob is tedious and non-value-adding.

      14 votes
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      • Virus scanning for Blob Storage

        Need the ability for real-time virus scanning on blobs.

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        • Make blob storage publisher publish snapshot events for Event Grid

          Currently the blob storage publisher can publish BlobCreated and BlobDeleted when an object is created/update and deleted respectively. However no events are published when a blob is snapshotted.

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            0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • We would like to audit/log delete operations on Azure blob storage containers. Currently we can only do this at a Storage Account layer.

            We are simply looking for more granularity with our storage logging in Azure. If someone were to view/delete our blob containers, we would like to see these operations logged and have the ability to alert on them.

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            • Allow encryption of blob storage at a container instead of account level

              Please consider allowing encryption to be applied at a per-container level instead of at the account level. Given a request to store one client's data at a different place, with a different encryption key than another client's data, my only option to comply is to split client data across multiple storage accounts today.

              This is problematic since there's a cap of how many accounts I can have per account (presently at 250), which means that management will grow increasingly more difficult when I have to start spanning subscriptions to access my blob resources.

              Rather, if I were able to encrypt…

              4 votes
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              • replication

                Support ZRS replication for BLOB storage accounts.

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                • Support hierarchy of directories for export job

                  for example, if I have blob with name '\root\directory\file1.txt
                  I want to have ability to see on drive which will be shipped to me during export job directory "root", subdirectory "directory" and inside file "file1.txt"

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                  • Eviction policy on blob store

                    Please add support to be able to maintain the blob store capacity
                    we need an eviction policy to delete lets say x days of unused blobs
                    also, would be great if this can be integrated with the alerts system so when an alert for say a capacity is breached this eviction policy also triggers with a param for days set by the alert.

                    as for now there is a powershell script and not an integrated solution, and the script literally itrates over all the blobs in the storage

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                      0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Server side delete, rename of virtual folder

                      Currently if I have millions of documents inside a virtual folder, there is not way to delete them without actually iterating through everything, which is extremely time consuming (weeks to process deletions)

                      For example, if you have multiple containers, which in turn have multiple virtual folders with millions of blobs, moving, renaming or deleting the "folder" is impossible without some painfully slow iterating through everything.

                      thanks!

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                      • Ability to backup blob storage with automatic retentions

                        Support snapshot or backup feature from Azure backup vault for blob storage including deduplication feature

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                          0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for your feedback. Blob storage Soft-Delete will allow you to configure automatic snapshotting of blobs and allow you to specify retention periods for those snapshots. Soft-Delete will be configurable directly from the storage account. This feature is currently being worked on. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

                        • Azure AD Integration with Storage services

                          Do we have a way to tag specific AD users to be allowed to access a blob? if not when can we expect this feature?

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                          • Improve case sensitivity options by providing optional auto to lowercase

                            Recently we attempted to migrate from windows file store to azure blob storage and ran into the problem of case sensitivity with azure blobs. We were migrating html based marketing assets which would be a nightmare to attempt to find all the URL's to assets and to lowercase them. Alternative we would need to write a small site that sits in front to lower case all requests. This would require us to first rename all blobs to ensure they are lowercased. In addition to this we would also need to write something that would upload a file to blob and…

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                            • Blob storage is extremely slow compared to the competitors.

                              Blob storage is extremely slow compared to the competitors. Needs improvement.

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                              • Support SSL on blob storage with custom domains

                                Currently you can use SSL but you have to user the standard URL. You can create a CNAME to your storage account but most browsers complain that the traffic was rerouted and is possibly an attack. There should be a way to install a domain certificate to your containers.

                                Thise idea is a duplicate of https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/3007732-make-it-possible-to-use-ssl-on-blob-storage-using, which the Azure Team marked as Completed, because you can accomplish this using CDN. But we need the real thing where you can have read/write SAS links to blob using SSL and Custom Domains.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Azure Storage - Delete Blob with Snap Shot Fails - Error 409 Conflict

                                  We were creating a snapshot each time we updated a blob to preserve the version of the blob. However when we tried to delete the blob we received Error 409 Conflict (error msg did not tell us why). When we changed the delete statement from await blockBlob.DeleteIfExistsAsync() to await blockBlob.DeleteIfExistsAsync(DeleteSnapshotsOption.IncludeSnapshots, null, null, null) the delete worked. Apparently having snapshots associated to a blob causes a delete conflict. Makes sense but can we have a more descriptive error message? Thanks!

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                                  • Storage: IListBlobItem is way to large

                                    IListBlobItem contains 6 Uri objects (including contained objects), and then another IListBlobItem for any Parent items that might be available, all the way up to the root.

                                    All 6 of the Uri objects contained in IListBlobItem are basically the same. That is, they might differ if the specify the primary or the secondary storage or something like that.

                                    Since all the Uri:s are made public by get-based properties it should be possible to introduce a base class that implements IListBlobItem and store the information necessary to provide all the different urls as separate components, and then use these base components…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide a way to encrypt or obfuscate blob names

                                      My application stores a lot of files containing user data, where each blob is named after a corresponding primary-key in a relational database.

                                      Currently my blob storage container is private and all requests for blobs are proxied through my web application.

                                      To reduce server load I would like to expose the blobs directly, however this would mean exposing the raw blob name to end-users, which gives away the unencrypted database primary-key value.

                                      I know I can prevent access to blobs using Shared Access Signatures however I don't need that kind of security - I just want to obfuscate blob names…

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                                      • "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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                                        • 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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