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  1. LDAPS Support for Azure NetApp Files

    Please enable LDAPS support for Azure NetApp Files, as we (assuming like many) currently run 2019 Domain Controllers in the cloud, and adhere to best practice configuration. But that now means were unable to connect and use this new service due to the lack of its support for LDAPS.

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  2. Install MSI from azure file UNC path

    If you install an MSI from an Azure file storage SMB you need to map it on a drive. If you do not map it the MSI will result in an MSI error 1619 “This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor the verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package”. We like to install MSI directly from the UNC path.

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  3. SFTP (and FTPS) protocol support for Azure Files

    Exposing the SFTP protocol would facilitate a bunch of scenarios where today 2 VMs (with all the management overhead that implies) are required.

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    196 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! We are interested in collecting feedback on this request – please vote for it if this is something you like to see.

    We’re also interested in learning more what people want to use the SFTP/FTPS for and which protocol they prefer. Please feel free to leave us a comment letting us know more detail!

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

  4. azcopy with move feature from on premise to Azure Blob Storage

    Hi Team,
    Thanks for having such a great tool.
    I've one concern, This just copies the data and does not delete the data from source. This feature was available in older version of azcopy but was removed because someone tried to do the azcopy from multiple machines and it deleted the source data as one of the move operation had succeeded.
    Can you implement this feature once again. as we've setup task scheduler to copy the data to azure blob for archiving purpose and have to verify the data and then delete the source files once manual verification is completed.

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  5. Add ARM as trusted Service in Storage Account Firewall.

    Please add "Azure Resource Manager(ARM) template deployment service" as Trusted Service in Storage Account Firewall services. Right now when we add IP restrictions and "Allow trusted Microsoft services", the ARM Template deployment fails when it attempts to get the keys for the storage account, because ARM is not added as Trusted Service in Storage Account Firewall.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-network-security#trusted-microsoft-services

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  6. Azure Storage Explorer

    The customer finds that the storage size is growing too fast and wants to go through the directory size list. can we provide a function to compute the total storage size of a folder for ADLS gen2? current version has 'Folder statistics' for common storage type, but for ADLS Gen2 is not supported this feature. Can we add this feature?

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  7. consider azure premium files share for desktop applications which need heavy worloads, latency < 1ms, high I/O but only need 100gb size

    We have a .net desktop application for exporters. and run it well in our pc and Area network. We now built a premium files share storage with 500g
    and make a share path with our local machine, we found it works become very slow. if we only open one database file and edit,update one item, it only a little slow. but when we will open,create,update many item and many files. it become very very slow. We also do it from vm machine. when we excute out desktop allpication in vm machine. it is fine. but when we link files share…

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    2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi folks,

    While we have made premium file shares generally available, we agree there is ongoing performance work associated with them.

    One of the big performance related items is one you touched on in the description: performance when doing activity on many files at once. Azure Files, on both premium and standard, performance best for read/write operations with few handle/metadata operations (i.e. databases) and less good for scenarios that require lots of handle and metadata operations. We are working to improve this performance category and hope to have more to share soon.

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

  8. Proper notification of Azure Storage resources outage.

    Storage Blobs not accessible while trying to load the blob list from either the Azure Portal or any other means. This happened due to multiple zone wide storage outage. It wasn't mentioned in the Azure Status History as well. A prompt notification or listing in the Status history would be really beneficial for a lot of Azure storage account users.

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  9. 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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  10. enable offline generation of thumbnails for Azure Fileshares that are syncing via Azure File Sync

    Azure file shares syncing with on-prem file servers and tiering rules are great for reducing our storage needs, but image files only generate thumbnails over network shares when the file is downloaded to the server. The thumbnail then persists even if the file is then tiered away.

    If you're logged on directly to the server thumbnails appear even though the file stays offline.

    Please either generate and update thumbs.db files automatically or provide a script to download files without thumbnails, update the thumbs.db, and then re-tier the file.

    Lack of thumbnails is causing serious issues with using tiered file shares…

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  11. Azure Storage Explorer

    Azure Storage Explorer should have, a “Load More” or, a “Load All” button, which should be accompanied by a warning.
    If ASE has cached only a certain number of entries and you try to order that cache (whether by Last Modified Date or any other attribute), you should get a warning if the cache size is smaller than the container size, and perhaps the option of loading the entire container. That way, it doesn’t just give a misleading listing that is incorrect for subtle reasons.

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  12. Have File level soft delete in Azure Files

    Implement file level soft delete for Azure files

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  13. 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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  14. Ignore Conditional Headers on File Storage requests via Browser

    Conditional Headers are added to requests made by Edge and some other browsers. This means after the first visit, a file stored in Azure File storage cannot be accessed again as the browser sends Conditional Headers in the request (specifically the "If-range" header).

    The URL-based file access is a documented and supported method of access. Perhaps the service should ignore the conditional headers if not supported instead of erroring out.

    This request is not asking for support of the headers, simply that it doesn't error and serves the original file when such conditional headers are sent.

    This is documented here,…

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  15. Enable immediate sync after changes on the Azure file share for Azure File Sync

    When I make a change on my server endpoint (Windows File Server), Azure File Sync initiates a sync session very quickly after file save, however for changes on the cloud endpoint (Azure file share), I have to wait at least 24 hours to have changes get synced down to my server endpoints.

    Please invest in features to initiate a sync session immediately after changes are made cloud-side, or at least increase the interval of sync from the Azure file share.

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    92 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As you mentioned, we initiate a change detection job once every 24 hours to enumerate the Azure file share and scan for changes. This is required for the Azure file share because Azure Files currently lacks a change notification mechanism like Windows Server has. Long term we will add this capability and have automatic immediate sync.

    There is now a way to trigger sync to happen on files that are placed directly in the Azure File share. With this new cmdlet you can point sync to particular files or directories and have it look for changes right then. This is intended for scenarios where some type of automated process in Azure is doing the file edits or migrations are done by an admin (like moving a new directory of files into the share). For end-user changes, the best thing to do is install Azure File Sync in an IaaS VM…

  16. 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">>

                &lt;match url=&quot;*&quot; /&gt;
    
    &lt;conditions logicalGrouping=&quot;MatchAll&quot;&gt;
    &lt;add input=&quot;{REQUEST_FILENAME}&quot; matchType=&quot;IsFile&quot; ignoreCase=&quot;true&quot; negate=&quot;true&quot; /&gt;
    &lt;add input=&quot;{REQUEST_FILENAME}&quot; matchType=&quot;IsDirectory&quot; ignoreCase=&quot;true&quot; negate=&quot;true&quot; /&gt;
    &lt;/conditions&gt;
    &lt;action type=&quot;Rewrite&quot; url=&quot;/index.html&quot; /&gt;
    &lt;/rule&gt;

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  17. Please add a way to manage blob storage files to get the count of how many files were added in a specific month and a count of file types.

    Please add a way to manage blob storage files to get the count of how many files were added in a specific month and a count of file types. Although this is being only possible through code now with a lot of complications, please provide an easier feature for the same.

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  18. Memory-Optimized off-row storage issue

    I have a problem because of data row-size of some tables greater than 8060bytes, so there was some off-row storage in internal xtp DMVs and those tables allocated a memory about 120GB.
    I alter that tables and reduce row-size to less than 8060bytes, the memory allocated to those tables reduce and the allocated memory to objectid=0 is being grow in sys.dmdbxtptablememorystats. I think The garbage collector thread cant find this orphaned object , thus it cant deallocate memory.
    another issue is 'Memory Allocated To Memory Optimized Objects' is 25GB where 'Memory Used By Memory…

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  19. Expose REST version of Invoke-AzStorageSyncChangeDetection

    The PowerShell cmdlet Invoke-AzStorageSyncChangeDetection states in its documentation that the main use case is for it to be called by an automated process after that process has modified files in the cloud using the REST API.

    Given that for manual storage sync to be required, the files must have been modified using a REST API, implementing this function as a powershell CmdLet seems a strange design choice.

    Can you add a publicly documented REST endpoint with the same functionality as the powershell cmdlet so that the code that created the file via REST can also trigger the synchronisation via REST.

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  20. Support blob updates on Event Grid

    It would be great if you could support blob updates on Event Grid. A blob change means we need to reprocess the blob.

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