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  1. AzCopy should support /MIR option like robocopy

    I would like the performance of AzCopy and the functionality of robocopy /MIR which will incrementally copy a local folder to Azure block blobs including deleting blobs that no longer exist in the local folder. The scenario is wanting to one-way sync a local directory with a blob container. The reverse would also be helpful of one-way synchronizing block blobs to a local directory. Currently I don't believe AzCopy can delete files from the destination.

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      17 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a way to copy the contents of an entire storage account to another storage account

      Say your application stores important data in an Azure Storage Account, perhaps spread across both Table and Blob containers.

      It would be very handy to be able to copy the entire contents of a storage account to another storage account. So that you could duplicate your azure storage environment between your stage production environments easily, allowing you to test updates to your application on a copy of your live production data before actually deploying it to production.

      I know that bits and pieces of this functionality exist already, via things like Copy Blobs and Blob Snapshots, but nothing built in…

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

        Thank you for your feedback. We would like to get more feedback about this item before we prioritize. Is the ask here to replicate a storage account on-demand ? Or have a mechanism to always keep two or more storage accounts in sync ?

        Meanwhile, to unblock some of our users we have published a sample that copies blobs from an account to another account: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/scripts/storage-common-transfer-between-storage-accounts?toc=%2fpowershell%2fmodule%2ftoc.json

      • Add new flag to AzCopy so it would create blobs in lowercase

        This will be really handy for migration to Azure of a system using NAS and switching it to blob storage - just copy files in lowercase and change system to use lowercase to access to blobs

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          0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • AzCopy should support filtering of table entities

          Just like a Pattern parameter for copying blobs, there should be a similar parameter for copying table entities.

          It should be possible to filter both on partition and and row keys.

          I personally find it quite seldom that I need to copy entire table.

          48 votes
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            3 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update azcopy packages for ubuntu bionic 18.04

            It might be in progress, but I figured I'd mention in case it's forgotten. Can you guys update the ubuntu bionic packages with azcopy:
            https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/microsoft-ubuntu-bionic-prod/

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              0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • AzCopy include a filter to consider files greater than a specific date

              AzCopy include a filter to consider files greater than a specific date. This is something which is available in Robocopy/XCopy

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                1 comment  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • AzCopy /SetContentType should also tag *.json

                Currently, AzCopy tag *.js and *.css (and a few more) with an empty /SetContentType. It should also tag *.json as application/json.

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                  1 comment  ·  AzCopy  ·  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 →
                  • Improve Perfromance when /xo is used as it takes longer time when there are more source folders.

                    Add more filters with AzCopy such as Date filters,etc. so that it will help in improving the performance when /xo is used. As currently it needs to scan through all the source files and in case more filters are added the time to use source files would be reduce.

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                      0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • New flag to allow AzCopy to run in backup mode

                      Windows has a relatively unknown backup API that tools like Robocopy can access if you use the /B flag.

                      What it means in reality is that a user with SeBackupPrivilege, running in an admin console with a tool like robocopy can copy data without being restricted by NTFS permissions.
                      For someone that works with File servers every day this would solve a lot of issues.

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                        0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 兰州开住宿费发票

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                        想哭的时候,我会闭上眼睛不让它流泪。

                        孤独寂寞的时候,我会静静的想着某人。

                        伤心的时候,我会找个地方静静的发呆,然后告诉自己,要坚强

                        难过的时候,我会伪装自己,对别人笑。

                        失败的时候,尽管已无力也要爬起来,我会告诉别人我很坚强。

                        失落的时候,我会笑着对自己说,没事的。

                        我不会太在意别人对我的看法,我是我,谁都不是谁的谁。

                        我不会太容易相信别人给我的诺言,诺言只是哄我的谎言。

                        这个社会冷默惯了,谁都不会因为我而怎样,

                        我不会对别人的一切寄予更多希望,自己就是自己,我要学会好好保护自己。

                        我的无助,我的伤痛,我的狼狈,这些都是我一直极力隐藏的东西。

                        我想你了,很想,很想……

                          

                          以為時間會慢慢淡去對你的思念

                          

                          卻不知道,原來,什麽都沒變

                          

                          我想你,很想,我忍不住,也騙不了自己的心

                          

                          只想知道,你好嗎?

                          

                          手不停的擺弄着電話

                          

                          我只按着兩個鍵,編輯,清除

                          

                          不停的重複此動作,直到自己累了,直到自己都不知道想說什麽了,直到手機沒電了

                          

                          我卻始終沒有發出去一條

                          

                          我知道,你不想知道,也不再關心我了吧

                          

                          也許,你已經忘記了

                          

                          只有我自己還在回憶里徘徊……

                          

                          人生,就像這摩天輪

                          

                          從高點到低點,讓你激動,興奮,狂歡

                          

                          但一切都在那個低點結束

                          

                          只剩下回忆……

                          

                          你給我的,也只有回憶了

                          

                          只要有時間,我都會寫一篇日記

                          

                          那些文字,記錄我所有的思念

                          

                          那些文字,記錄了我所有相對你說的話

                          

                          千言萬語,卻只有一句:我爱你!

                          可是我知道,我的愛對你已是風輕雲淡

                          

                          有天,如果你能到我的心裡去看看

                          

                          你一定會流淚……一定會流下你這輩子最多的淚

                          

                          那時,你便會明白,我現在的感受

                          

                          才會知道,原來有個這麼愛你的人

                          

                          但是,你卻那樣的傷了他

                          

                          為什麽?那麼多的付出,卻得到這樣的結果?

                          

                          我貪心嗎?你知道的,我不貪心!

                          

                          孤單不是與生俱來的,而是由你愛上一个人

                        想起一首歌、一个人、一张笑脸、一句话、一个故事、一段尘封的往事

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                          0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 兰州开机械设备发票

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                          想哭的时候,我会闭上眼睛不让它流泪。

                          孤独寂寞的时候,我会静静的想着某人。

                          伤心的时候,我会找个地方静静的发呆,然后告诉自己,要坚强

                          难过的时候,我会伪装自己,对别人笑。

                          失败的时候,尽管已无力也要爬起来,我会告诉别人我很坚强。

                          失落的时候,我会笑着对自己说,没事的。

                          我不会太在意别人对我的看法,我是我,谁都不是谁的谁。

                          我不会太容易相信别人给我的诺言,诺言只是哄我的谎言。

                          这个社会冷默惯了,谁都不会因为我而怎样,

                          我不会对别人的一切寄予更多希望,自己就是自己,我要学会好好保护自己。

                          我的无助,我的伤痛,我的狼狈,这些都是我一直极力隐藏的东西。

                          我想你了,很想,很想……

                            

                            以為時間會慢慢淡去對你的思念

                            

                            卻不知道,原來,什麽都沒變

                            

                            我想你,很想,我忍不住,也騙不了自己的心

                            

                            只想知道,你好嗎?

                            

                            手不停的擺弄着電話

                            

                            我只按着兩個鍵,編輯,清除

                            

                            不停的重複此動作,直到自己累了,直到自己都不知道想說什麽了,直到手機沒電了

                            

                            我卻始終沒有發出去一條

                            

                            我知道,你不想知道,也不再關心我了吧

                            

                            也許,你已經忘記了

                            

                            只有我自己還在回憶里徘徊……

                            

                            人生,就像這摩天輪

                            

                            從高點到低點,讓你激動,興奮,狂歡

                            

                            但一切都在那個低點結束

                            

                            只剩下回忆……

                            

                            你給我的,也只有回憶了

                            

                            只要有時間,我都會寫一篇日記

                            

                            那些文字,記錄我所有的思念

                            

                            那些文字,記錄了我所有相對你說的話

                            

                            千言萬語,卻只有一句:我爱你!

                            可是我知道,我的愛對你已是風輕雲淡

                            

                            有天,如果你能到我的心裡去看看

                            

                            你一定會流淚……一定會流下你這輩子最多的淚

                            

                            那時,你便會明白,我現在的感受

                            

                            才會知道,原來有個這麼愛你的人

                            

                            但是,你卻那樣的傷了他

                            

                            為什麽?那麼多的付出,卻得到這樣的結果?

                            

                            我貪心嗎?你知道的,我不貪心!

                            

                            孤單不是與生俱來的,而是由你愛上一个人

                          想起一首歌、一个人、一张笑脸、一句话、一个故事、一段尘封的往事

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • AzCopy should provide an option to set newly-create blob access policy

                            I use VSTS AzCopy deployment step.
                            I deploy static web files onto my storage account and set container name as current branch name.
                            All is good except there is no access to my blobs :)

                            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-use-azcopy
                            Here I see only
                            "If the specified destination container does not exist, AzCopy creates it and uploads the file into it."
                            I assume there is no such option now.

                            So I need something like /ContainerDefaultAccessPolicy which is applied only on newly created containers.

                            Thanks

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • azcopy encryption / decryption needed for upload to BLOB storage

                              AZCopy should allow for data to be encrypted prior to export and decrypted once in BLOB storage. This prevents un-encrypted data from streaming over the wire

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Login ability for soverign Azure environments

                                Azcopy Login appears to support Commercial only. Add ability for sovereign environments such as Azure Government

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Viewing status of a pending AzCopy operation

                                  If you're copying a large blob between two containers it would be nice to see how far along it is and how much longer it will take. I understand that it's asynchronous by default and there's no guarantee of speed so you may not be able to give an estimate of remaining time very easily, but giving a percentage progress value
                                  or X out of Y MB transferred would still be useful to see from the output by the executable, or in Azure Activity Logs. I recently had to copy a 500GB vhd between storage accounts and it took 6…

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  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.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • AzCopy should by default be part of apps in Powershell container in Cloudshell

                                      When you have powershell scripts that uses AzCopy and you want to run them on cloud shell in your cloud drive, it would be great to have AzCopy available there.

                                      Especially since the AzureRM.Netcore does not include all the storage commands on Linux and Mac.

                                      And since AzCopy is not on mac yet, the cloudshell is needed for more complex management and movements of storage objects.

                                      2 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ~\Microsoft\Azure\AzCopy

                                        Um, yeah, azcopy should probably not just dump temp journal files into my home directory. XDG is a thing.

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                                          0 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Does AzCopy work on AIX ? If not, is there a plan to provide compatibility to AIX ?

                                          We understand that AZCopy is available on Linux and Windows. We did installed and executed AzCopy successfully on our Azure cloud Linux VM and were able to transfer data.

                                          We wanted to understand if AzCopy utility is available for install and/or execution on an AIX server ? We have our on prem application server as AIX and wanted to explore the possibility of leveraging AZCopy for bulk data transfer. Otherwise, we might have to end up transferring all data from AIX to another linux or windows machine from which we can execute AZCopy. But this defeats our purpose in doing…

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