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How can we improve Azure Storage?

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  1. Increase the number of attached Disks per Core

    Please allow attaching more disks per core, or increase the max size of disk (1TB by default) without forcing upgrading the VM instance.
    For my project I use A1 Standard VM instance and CPU/memory is sufficient for my project, but it needs more storage (up to 10TB).
    I can't attach more disks without spending more on CPU/memory that my project doesn't require.
    I think, we should be charged for capacities/storage we really use and not for what we're forced to use!
    Please support it!

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      2 comments  ·  Managed Disk Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Azure Files - Access/Size Limits

      Azure Files - Access/Size Limits

      Please provide access to the Azure Files service from on-prem. users/devices over 2S2 VPN/ExpressRoute connection.

      Also, 5TB size limit is a deal breaker for many organizations. They need to scale higher. Although a workaround would be to provision a different storage account when the size limit is hit.

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        7 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to manually initiate failover on Geo-Redundant storage accounts (GRS & RA-GRS)

        GRS & RA-GRS storage accounts currently geo-replicate all contents from a primary zone's storage account (storageA) to a secondary zone's storage account (storageB) automatically and this is wonderful.

        Right now, it is Microsoft that control when the failover occurs from storageA to storageB. It is also very well documented that this switch will happen only as a last resort move because of the complexity of switching all accounts, possible data loss, etc...

        For advanced DR scenarios it would be very handy for us to have a way to manually trigger the failover switch between storageA and storageB.

        After the manual…

        137 votes
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          11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to sort entries in storage account. It is currently not possible to sort entries in the storage account.

          It is currently not possible to sort entries in the storage container. Always the last entry is shown first ans you must every time scroll down and click to Show the next page. It would be better to Show the last entry at first

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            0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Changeable "last-modified" file property on Azure File Service

              At the moment, our application stores its documents in a normal folder on a network share. The “Last Modification Time” of the files are important for internal version-handling, and our application heavily uses this file-property.

              Now we decided to move our documents into the cloud and we started using Azure File Service Preview. When we upload the documents via REST API, the “Last-Modified” property of the uploaded files get the current-time – that’s reasonable.

              But unfortunately afterwards the “Set File Properties” REST API call (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn166975.aspx) does not support the change of the “Last-Modified” property. (I tried both with…

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                1 comment  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for this feedback. Long term, we would like the File REST API for Azure Files to be a superset of the functionality available in SMB. In the short term, we are looking to close some of the gaps in the API that are most painful, like the file attributes that you can set via SMB but not File REST.

                We would appreciate further feedback on this item, in particular feedback on the things that you can do today over SMB but not REST to help us prioritize the order in which we close the gap!

                Thanks,

                Will Gries
                Program Manager, Azure Files

              • Blob Storage :: Enable filtration in listing APIs

                The Azure Blob Storage service is intended to be scalable, but the APIs do not enable filtration of results. The Azure Blob Storage service should enable filtration of container and blob listing at the service fabric layer.

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                  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide backup solution for Table Storage

                  Provide complex solution to backup and restore Table Storage with periodic backup option

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                    2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide the capability in DPM backup to Azure to restore individual Exchange mailboxes

                    While I understand the support implications for restoring individual items to Exchange, there are competing products that offer this feature. While it still easy to restore a mailbox using DPM and some powershell - when using this with Azure Backup to restore an entire Exchange database to restore a single mailbox can be both time consuming and involve additional storage costs to be able to mount the restored DB as an availability database.

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show administrator identities in audit logs

                      Could you please show the identity of the administrator who performed each action in the Audit Logs?

                      If I delete an Azure Storage container it only says "Successfully deleted storage container" with the date and time, but it doesn't record the name of the person who actually deleted it. In environments where there is more than one administrator we need to be able to identify who to blame if something goes wrong.

                      There is this, but not everybody wants to write their own secure log viewer: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/gg715318.aspx

                      Thanks.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Storage to have readonly key for blobs

                        Allow for Storage to have Read only keys that can be used in client tools like Azure Storage explorer or Cloudberry for read only access.
                        Often times, a client tool needs to be given to customer to access files and it is not feasible to give the shared key which has full access.

                        Even better would be to allow for a "user" key to be generated with granular permissions on containers that can be set from Azure portal.

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                          2 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for you feedback. Currently we are in public preview of Azure Active Directory authentication for storage. This feature set allows you to use Azure’s role-based access control framework to grant specific permissions to users, groups and applications down to the scope of an individual blob container or queue. You can see the public preview announcement here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-preview-of-aad-authentication-for-storage/

                          For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

                        • Offer Premium Storage option for Azure File Service

                          Offer Premium Storage for high I/O databases and applications when provisioning File Services

                          129 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add autonumber index with identity increment column like sql server and DocumentDB

                            Don't want to worry about index column like i do on the row key.
                            Please add column id with auto identity increment.

                            80 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Import/Export Feature in Brazil. Without it is not practical to sell big workloads

                              We have several scenarios where customers have huge workloads and it's being impractial do upload those data to Azure using WAN Links

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Status code returned by InsertOrReplace and InsertOrMerge should reflect if entity was inserted or replaced/merged

                                InsertOrReplace and InsertOrMerge return 204 on success but caller can't tell if entity was inserted or replaced/merged. It would be useful to know so caller can maintain accurate count of entities in the table.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add an InsertIfNotExists

                                  There should be an ability to insert a record only if that record does not exist. This would match off the partition & key, and would be the equivalent of checking for the rows existence followed by insert if it did not exist, or do nothing if it did. This is not the same an Upsert or Merge.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Why create Storage accounts for each service when I already have an Storage.

                                    If there is a Storage account created only containers are enough to Map for any Service that we create.

                                    Also when we select any Storage Accounts that should show the SQL, VM or any resources that is using that storage.

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Globally redundant storage with custom secondary regions

                                      For multi-region service deployments, it'd be really useful to have shared data in Azure Storage and have the user be able to select which regions act as backups in a similar way that's done in AzureSQL where I can add read-only databases in different data centers and regions

                                      27 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

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                                          2 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • How do I add search to Azure Storage , so I can utlize it using the rest API

                                          We are trying to build applications using asp.net; how can we enable search on blob storage or for file shares. I feel like I am disabling my customers if I can not search the content of the files I am placing into azure

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                                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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