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  1. Azure AD Authentication for Azure Files Storage (SMB)

    Please add Azure AD authentication to SMB shares from Azure Files.

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      1 comment  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Storage Explorer | crash on startup on Ubuntu 18.04

      Crash when starting up with this message
      An unexpected error occurred:

      Error: libgnome-keyring.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      at process.module.(anonymous function) [as dlopen] (ELECTRON_ASAR.js:172:20)
      at Object.Module._extensions..node (module.js:598:18)
      at Object.module.(anonymous function) [as .node] (ELECTRON_ASAR.js:172:20)
      at Module.load (module.js:503:32)
      at tryModuleLoad (module.js:466:12)
      at Function.Module._load (module.js:458:3)
      at Module.require (module.js:513:17)
      at require (internal/module.js:11:18)
      at Object.<anonymous> (/home/mohamed/bin/AzStorageExplorer/resources/app/node_modules/keytar/lib/keytar.js:4:12)
      at Object.<anonymous> (/home/mohamed/bin/AzStorageExplorer/resources/app/node_modules/keytar/lib/keytar.js:58:4)

      I checked for this library using this cmd
      dpkg -S $(/sbin/ldconfig -p | awk 'NR>1 { print $NF }') | grep libsecret-1.so.0
      libsecret-1-0:amd64: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsecret-1.so.0

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        0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Distribute AzCopy and Azure Storage Explorer via the Microsoft Store

        Simple tools like Azure Storage Explorer and AzCopy are great candidates for inclusion in the Microsoft store. For cross-platform compatibility, it makes sense not to port to UWP and to continue distributing MSIs, but for those of us with Windows 10, it makes the installation process very simple. Also, Azure Storage Explorer always seems to want to update. With the Microsoft Store, updates happen transparently and quickly.

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          0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Azure File Sync - O365 Integration

          It would be great if Azure File Sync could integrate with O365 Group (files & folders) ore O365 SharePoint Document libraries.

          To have the files synced with OnPrem file servers could provide a transparent experience for users while having always quick access.

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • how to change blob access tier in .net?

            i just want to know if its possible to change the access tier of a blob using the .net client library?
            If i'm trying to do something that it isn't intended for let me know. but from everything i have read there is a lot of talk about what its used for but not how exactly its done in code.

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              1 comment  ·  Client Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • file share all users

              I have recently been playing with Azure Files with a view to using it as a bolt on storage area for an SFTP service. Rather than having a local disk we opted for Azure Files instead. When testing we used the following script to map the drive@

              acctKey = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "<Storage_key>" -AsPlainText -Force
              $credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList "Azure\<FIle_Store_Name>", $acctKey
              New-PSDrive -Name Z -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "\\<File_Store_Name>.file.core.windows.net\<share>" -Scope Global -Persist -Credential $credential

              Howerver, as I found out, this is only available in the context of the current user session. Could we make it so mapped drives are globally available…

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                0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • SSD disk of smaller size with higher performance (IOPS)

                I suggest providing SSD disk of smaller size with higher performance. For businesses with smaller storage requirement(say 100 / 250 GB etc), we don't have option to select better IOPs even if we are ready to pay more. Storage with performance based segregation irrespective of storage size is much appreciable one which I wish to suggest.

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                  0 comments  ·  Premium Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Move Files from Azure Blob Storage to Azure VM using Drag and Drop

                  I have some non-tech savvy clients that want to use Azure VMs. Microsoft procedures to Create and Provision Azure VMs is way too difficult. I should be able to Move Files from Azure Blob Storage to Azure VM using Drag and Drop so that I can move several files that I need to provision the VM.

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                    0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Localization of Azure Storage Explorer

                    Almost Japanese are not good at reading English. I have heard from my customer too.
                    If be OSS , I can help to localize.

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                      0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Storage Account Firewall - Add Option for Trusting Dynamics 365

                      When using Azure Blob Storage to store attachments from Dynamics 365, we need the ability to restrict access to the storage account from only the D365 environment. Now that D365 (v9+) is hosted in azure, it is not practical to enter every IP range for all of Azure, nor is it secure because IP ranges are shared with other Azure customers. D365 accesses the storage account using a long-term SAS token, so additional IP restrictions are needed to further secure this.

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Azcopy to allow deletion of file from source upon successful copy

                          After a successful file copy, i'd like the option to be able to remove the source file after a hash check has been performed.

                          My use case is from a Centos VM, copying to Azure blob storage. I want to archive the data off the VM to blob storage.

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                          • Sync Status Alert

                            An alert has to be sent everyday at a scheduled time to understand the status of sync between onpremise cache server & afs.

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                              0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable External Tables in Azure DW to connect to Firewall protected Azure Storage

                              Currently if Azure Storage Firewall is enabled this stops the External Tables (using Azure Storage) functionality working in Azure Data Warehouse. Add Azure DW as a trusted Microsoft services to access the storage account

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • OneDrive Integration

                                It would be great if OneDrive could be used against Azure File Shares as the content source (even if it requires "manually" entering a URL and key). This would essentially allow for integration with DFS environments which in turn is enabling access to traditional SMB shares. There would be many more flexible options and paths for file share migration and solidify Azure FileShare/OneDrive is as truly unique in the market as compared to other file synchronization services.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow rate throttling

                                  I just tried to use AzCopy to import a storage table into CosmosDB. It immediately faulted with "request rate is too large" even I tried using /NC:1 It would be useful if there was a command line parameter to specify the maximum import rate to avoid this problem.

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                                    0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Downgrade the storage instance from premium to lower pricing tier storage

                                    Could you please provide an option to downgrade Premium storage account to Lower pricing tier. Because, premium tier is causing huge cost.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Premium Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make it possible to send Storage Analytics ($logs) to Log analytics

                                      Currently Storage accounts can generate detailed logs which are stored under $logs in the storage account. But it is not possible to link this to Log Analytics. This functionality would enable monitoring data access, which is sometimes a regulatory requirement.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow longer leases that aren't infinite

                                        Currently leases on a block blob are limited to 15-60 seconds in duration or infinite in duration. Please change this to allow leases for up to an hour without a process renewing the lease every 60 seconds. I'm using the CloudBlockBlob.AcquireLease method.

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

                                          Here is my scenario

                                          Invoke-sqlcmd -query "Select * from master.sys.table" -ServerInstance myserver -database -mydb | convert-csv | select -skip 2 | .\7z.exe a -si tgzip $gzipedfilename

                                          Now I am taking that $gzipedfilename and uploading to blob storage using azcopy. This is causing huge disk I/O and queue when I am running above script in multiple threads. I am trying pipe Azcopy on the output of above script by doing

                                          | .\7z.exe a -si tgzip -so | Azcopy -----

                                          but I don't know if Azcopy supports piping and how. Can someone help? Or s there any other way to accomplish this…

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