create an API method for getting the number of BLOBs in a Container
As far as I understand, there is currently no method for getting the total number of blobs in a single container.
And there is also the maximum number of blobs per request (5.000).
We have containers with 10k - 100k blobs so we would really need a way of quickly checking the number of blobs that are in a container.
Our apologies for not updating this ask earlier. Storage analytics at the container level is on our backlog, but is unlikely to be released in the coming year. Currently, account level analytics are available. In order to monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot an Azure Storage account, please see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-monitoring-diagnosing-troubleshooting. In .Net you can now use the Analytics class to process these metrics. The API can be referenced at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/microsoft.windowsazure.storage.analytics.aspx. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at email@example.com.