Storage

How can we improve Azure Storage?

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. cache

    In the portal I want to be able to set (or at least see) http headers like "Cache-Control" at blob containers. We had an issue with CDN not caching images from blob when Cache-Control was not set to public.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      0 comments  ·  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!

      1 vote
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • It would be Great if azure table storage can support lua scripting to get the data

        Right now there is no way to execute logic on the columns other than Row key and partition key. It would be great if we can write some logic using lua scrpts which can execute on the server itself and get the results.
        Because it take lot of effort to get the result and filter out at client side.

        1 vote
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow "Prefer: return-no-content" for upserts (i.e. InsertOrMerge/InsertOrReplace)

          As per subject, allow to ignore echo on upsert operations too. There are cases where echo is not important when performing the upsert operation itself even if a row has been modified/replaced (ex: the table row will be read back later by another component).

          3 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Return a .zip file through a blob list

            Provide a way to request a .zip file through a list of blobs, or indicate the best way to do this.

            1 vote
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have a TTL on Table Storage rows, so temporary data gets deleted

              Say you are storing details about logs / orders / page views. You may not care about them after 2 weeks / 1 month / 1 year.

              To save money it would be great to have a job run daily that deletes this data when it is deemed out of data by the system designer.

              AWS has this in DynamoDB where you create a column for an expiration date on tables that will accumulate data that might be temporary by nature. When you create a row you populate this column with the timestamp in the future you want this deleted.…

              6 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Physical Import/Export Locations

                Physical Import/Export Locations (perhaps Microsoft Retail Stores) where we can bring our drives to have data uploaded/downloaded from Azure, without the delay of shipping. If this also removed the per drive cost, we could also partition our data across more drives, improving performance further.

                1 vote
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  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…

                  1 vote
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Storage Explorer v0.8.12 breaks if HOMEDRIVE offline

                    V0.8.12 update has broken Storage Explorer for me with an "Unknown Error" when starting. As the error refers to "P:/" I suspect it is something to do with the HOMEDRIVE environment variable that points to that drive. This is a network drive enforced upon my by group policy but which I never use. As I am currently engaged in trial Azure development I generally have to work offline from the corporate network due to proxy server and firewall restrictions we are not yet ready to lift.

                    I am working with our internal support to try and get GP exceptions but…

                    1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      1 comment  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove or dramatically increase the max number of stored access policies per container, file share, table, or queue

                      Today the maximum policy you can have is 5. This is way to low as we are using blob storage in a data sharing scenario between providers and consumers and we need to use policies to be able to revoke issued SAS tokens in this sharing scenario. 5 policies means that we can only control 5 SAS keys that can be revoked. We need a lot more.

                      34 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • UK

                        When will it be here?

                        1 vote
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          1 comment  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve Search Performance for exact matches

                          We are currently using Azure Media Services which creates a new blob container for each asset. We currently have 40,000 distinct assets. When attempting to search from the blob container level using the exact container id it can take 10+ minutes. This seams to be searching for content within the containers as well. In contrast if we search Azure Media Services Explorer by id it is instant. It would be good to be able to have more control over how it searches

                          3 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            1 comment  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Attach VHD(x) to more than one VM at the same time

                            Attach VHD(x) to more than one VM at the same time

                            Having an option to attach the same VHD to a set of VMs would allow creating real HA clusters for single node applications - like databases. Storage could work just like iSCSI/FC/SAS SAN, being presented to two nodes, mounted on one. Also that would allow usage of GFS/OCFS2 filesystems to share data between cluster nodes if desired. AzureFiles suffers from every problem SMB have and is unreliable at best. The only other option is shared-nothing filesystems like moosefs/glusterfs.

                            as far as I know there is "Shared VHDX" functionality in…

                            24 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Disks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a Chocolatey package for Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer

                              Chocolatey makes it easy to install and upgrade programs. This should be easy to create with each deployment

                              3 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to specify IP range in the SAS URL when exporting Managed Disk

                                Managed disks is really great feature, however it seems that user can't specify IP ranges from which to accept requests in SAS URL when exporting the disk.

                                2 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Disks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • CloudStorageAccount.Parse(): Support SafeString

                                  CloudStorageAccount.Parse(): Today takes string as parameter, as it contains username/password, I think it would be better if it took a SafeString.

                                  0 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Now that you've released Managed Disks, allow us to specify IOPS

                                    This has been requested in other forms, but now that you have Managed Disks you're most of the way there. I would like to be able to say "I want a Managed Disk using standard storage, 1TB in size, with 2500 IOPS." Then you figure out how to configure storage to deliver those IOPS without me having to stripe disks, or whatever.
                                    Or perhaps "I want a 1TB Managed Disk using premium storage with 15000 IOPS." Again, you figure out how to configure and provision that, so I don't have to. That would be awesome!

                                    55 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support WAN acceleration for Azure Files (SMB 3.x) like Riverbed SteelHead

                                      Provide official support for WAN acceleration units like Riverbed SteelHead for Azure Files. This will remove some of issues related to latency over the Internet.

                                      0 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for distributed and/or centralized BranchCache mode for Azure Files

                                        Add support for distributed and/or centralized BranchCache mode for Azure Files to provide better end user experience and remove some of the issues with latency.

                                        0 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support deduplication of files stored in Azure Files

                                          Add support for deduplication of files stored in Azure Files to save storage space (cost). General file savings are about 50% when using deduplication in Windows server

                                          6 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 14 15
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base