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  1. Separate Lock/Lease service

    Related to this: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/patterns/leader-election

    I know its possible to build leader election based on Lease from blob storage.

    _but_ this seems very odd to piggyback on another service which is intended for something completely different.

    It would be nice to have a distributed lock / lease service as a standalone offering for exactly purposes like the one mentioned in the linked article.

    This way, it would be more exposed so that others can find it and understand what it is for.

    (It was more luck than anything else that I did find the article on solving it through blob storage…

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the selection of "Azure storage" tag in Azure route table

      recently new feature came in NSG adding "Azure.storage" to allow NSG rule.
      Same way required in Azure Route Table to add rules.

      Why because Azure storage, KeyVault .. ect are associated with dynamic Public IP and customer is not aware of it when the IP will changes

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provision Managed OS Disks without VM Shell from Generalized Image

        Currently, the only way to create an OS Disk from a generalized image is by creating it at the same time as a VM shell.

        The ability to spin up Managed Disks without attaching them to a VM from a generalized image would be incredibly useful and allow for dynamic resizing of disks via ARM templates without affecting the VM itself.

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          1 comment  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mananged disk export directly to storageaccount instead of creating URL

          It is not yet supported to directly migrate a managed VM from one subscription to another.
          It would be nice to have export directly to a storage account instead of creating an URL.
          It will just make migration so much easier and more secure, than having an URL, that is public accessable..
          kind regards
          Asger

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            1 comment  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Azure Storage Explorer should be either customizable or open-source (again)

            To build hybrid apps, many 3rd party applications need extensive parts of the storage explorer. Thus, it was great to have it open source (deco), but now the closed source version does not apparently permit extensive UI-configuration (branding, visibility of parts etc.) to enable reasonable 3rd party use.

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              0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • improve download reliability for exporting VHD's from unmanaged disks

                When recently trying to backup our test environment VM's from Azure, we ran into issues exporting VHD's from unmanaged disks, which only allowed us to export and download the VHD using an HTTP URL. The download would fail sometimes only seconds into the download, and other times a half hour or so in, but at 2 MB/second, the TTL on the URL would usually expire before we could re-initiate the download, and due to frequency makes it impractical to use. After working with support, they advised we can move the data from an unmanaged disk to a managed one and…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Azure Backup of single drives of a VM in Azure

                  It would be nice if I could select drives to have a backup of with Azure backup of VMs in Azure.
                  Example: Fairly large VM with SQL2012 or newer installed.
                  That way I could let Azure backup handle OS and let SQL do backup directly to storage account and have SQL handle retention etc..
                  This will also allow to differentiate between retention for OS and for SQL data.

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                    0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • automatically save back to the file share

                    since we cannot map to file shares because Comcast blocks 445 it would be nice if when using the storage explorer for opening files they would automatically save back to the file share instead of the local drive. It is not really a file "share" if the changes are only locally stored and the user then has to take another step to upload which they will most likely never do.

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                      0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  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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                        0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add encryption status for storage account overview page

                        It would be nice if from the storage account overview page I could see if the storage account was encrypted or not instead of having to drill down to the encrypted sub panel.

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                        • Add Alerts for Storage Account Usage

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

                          Thanks

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Import/Export Service Add ability to prepare already copied data to the drive for importing to Azure. Our application have some data storag

                              Import/Export Service: add ability to prepare already copied data to the drive for importing to Azure.

                              Our application have some data storage, and we do not copy data from disk to disk.
                              We read data from our storage and want to write it as a stream directly to device, which will be shipped to Azure.

                              For using WAImportExport tool we must write it on local drive and then copy through this tool. There is a lot of data, so we need additional storage to copy it local. This does not suit us, we want to avoid this.

                              And of course…

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                                0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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 →
                                • PREMIUM type STORAGE ACCOUNT is not having replica but GENERALPURPOSE type STORAGE ACCOUNT is having.

                                  Fact : The amount taken by Microsoft from customers is high for PREMIUM type STORAGE ACCOUNT when compared to GENERAL PURPOSE type STORAGE ACCOUNT.

                                  GENERAL PURPOSE type STORAGE ACCOUNT is placed at dual locations ( replica available ).

                                  PREMIUM type STORAGE ACCOUNT is placed only at one place ( No replica available ).

                                  It is that you give MORE benefits for LESS charged & LESS benefits for HIGH charged things ( A foolish process ).
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                                  How can you Guarantee that PREMIUM type STORAGE ACCOUNT never fails which is located at single location ?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Premium Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Delete Recovery Vault

                                    I have SQL DB (LTR) associated with a Recovery Vault which is in use right now. But i have deleted all other resources except this one, but still i am not able to delete Recovery Vault. I am aware that SQL DB (LTR) is in PREVIEW mode. In case if i deleted SQL DB (LTR), it should give DELETE option but won't show at this moment. Please rectify in further deveopment

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                                    • Allow any size premium storage

                                      Allow me to specify the size of premium storage that I want. For example, another popular cloud provider allows me to specify an 8GB SSD. If I wanted a small SSD drive, the cheapest I can provision is a 128GB P10, which is overkill for my needs.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Premium Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Blob storage is extremely slow compared to the competitors.

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

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