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  1. make it possible to use SSL on blob storage using 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.

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  2. Rename blobs without needing to copy them

    Copying blobs in order to rename them is a heavy operation, especially when the blob is big, or when you need to change many files, such as when changing a directory name.

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    Our apologies for not updating this ask earlier. Renaming Blobs is on our backlog, but is unlikely to be released in the coming year. Today, you can use the “Copy Blob” API as a workaround.

    Using the Azure Files service you can address Azure Storage like a network share using the SMB2.1 protocol.  This enables usage of normal Windows API’s to rename files and directories.  You can get started with the Files service by visiting https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-dotnet-how-to-use-files.

    For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

  3. Allow adding headers to static website hosting in blob storage

    The static website hosting is fantastic, to make this feature even more awesome please allow adding of custom headers like CSP, HSTS etc secure the static website.

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  4. Azure Antimalware should be able to scan blob storage

    Azure Antimalware should be able to scan blob storage. Currently you have to save the file a a file system for the real time protection to be able to scan it. Once it has been scanned then you would have to move it to the blob storage. Would like to be able to write directly to blob storage and have the real time protection monitoring the files.

    352 votes
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  5. Ability to mount a blob or virtual disk as an iSCSI device

    Either blobs or virtual disks should be mountable as as an iSCSI device. Right now, I'd have to create a windows server with an iSCSI target. This seems like madness because the blob is already some kind of virtual device.

    iSCSI is ideal for clustering and availability services and would solve problems with SQL Server clusters and other Windows Server cluster requirements.

    315 votes
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  6. 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.

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

    Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in public preview of blob storage lifecycle management. The feature set offers a rich, rule-based policy engine which you can use to transition your data to the best access tier and to expire data at the end of its lifecycle. This framework can be used to match and tier blobs based on prefix to enable batch archiving of an account, containers, or even virtual directories. Having talked to a number of customers, we concluded that this solution addresses many scenarios where the need for account and container level archiving exists. See our post on the Azure Blog to get started: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-blob-storage-lifecycle-management-public-preview/preview/.

    For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at DLMFeedback@microsoft.com.

  7. Virus scanning for Blob Storage

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

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  8. Enable life cycle management for append blob

    Currently life cycle management is only supported for block blob. We are using Azure SQL DB auditing feature and this is creating huge amount of blob files.But these are of append blob type and that is not supported by life cycle management. Please provide support for append blob so that we can manage these log files properly.

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  9. Enable Authorization to the Azure Static Websites using Azure Active Directory

    Right now, there is development done to use Blob storage for a static website (known as Azure Static Websites). The feature is in preview.

    However, the downside of this is that the website is public. There is no built-in to restrict the access to the website.

    In my use case, I would have used Azure Static Websites to store the static documentation produced by DocFx (https://dotnet.github.io/docfx/). This documentation includes the classes as well including technical documentation and wikis.

    I would be great if I could use my Azure Active Directory to control who can actually see the pages…

    104 votes
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  10. Permanent deletion of soft-deleted blobs (GDPR)

    We considered using the new Azure Blob Storage - Soft Delete feature - as a backup solution and safety precaution for accidental blob deletions caused by potential code bugs in our (multitenant) application.

    We would like to set the retention as high as possible from a safety perspective, but need to set it as low as possible from a GDPR compliance perspective; since we need to remove all PII for resigning customers - this also include soft deleted blobs.

    Since there seem to be no way to permanently delete soft deleted blobs (before they are automatically removed by the retention…

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  11. 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…

    84 votes
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  12. Static sites: add support for URL rewrite rules

    Simple URL rewrite rules are very common in static site hosting, especially rules to map any request to a common index.html page. This allows client-side script to handle the route URL. For example, here's a rule in an Azure Website web.config to do exactly this:

    <rule name="Route page requests to index.html" stopProcessing="true" patternSyntax="Wildcard">>
    <match url="*" />
    <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll">
    <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" ignoreCase="true" negate="true" />
    <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" ignoreCase="true" negate="true" />
    </conditions>
    <action type="Rewrite" url="/index.html" />
    </rule>

    79 votes
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  13. immutability

    Immutability at the object level is really missing here. It's a huge drawback compared to the competition.

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    74 votes
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  14. http/2 storage blob

    Hello, Is there an approximate date for HTTP / 2 to be enabled in Azure Blob Storage?

    A few months ago I read it was in your backlog, but I do not know if that reqeuerimiento is still waiting.

    69 votes
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  15. Support "Last Accessed" timestamp in blob metadata

    With the new "Cool Storage" feature announced recently, it would be useful if we could tell when our "Hot" blobs were last accessed, so we could push them to Cool storage where appropriate. We could achieve this with a proxy service and SAS signatures, but having this automatically updated in the blob metadata itself would be much simpler and remove the requirement for any compute resource being required for simply accessing a blob.

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  16. sort files by date

    Allow the ability to sort by Last Modified property in both storage explorer and the web portal.

    51 votes
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  17. Delete multiple containers at once Azure Storage Explorer

    Currently, you can only delete one container at a time from Azure Storage Explorer. Being able to delete more than one would be very valuable when handling storage management.

    48 votes
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  18. ADLS Gen2 folder Size

    When I tried to find the size of the folder in Azure storage account Gen2 folder have to iterate the size of the each file size and accumulating total size to get the final size of the folder. At least if we have option to find the total size of the folder would be great help !!

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  19. Include Azure SQL as a "trusted Micorsoft service to access the Storage Account"

    We're restricting access to our Storage Accounts by configuring the Firewall & Virtual networks.
    However, one of these storage accounts must also be accessible to our Azure SQL db's. This is currently not supported.

    Rather than securing the Storage Account, it has been proposed to restrict access from the Azure SQL side, BUT, that configuration currently only works if some other features (external tables) aren't used. We've now come full circle :)

    Ideally, we'd like to see that we can secure the Storage Account - and include Azure SQL as a trusted service.

    40 votes
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  20. 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.

    36 votes
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