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  1. clone button for storage as we have for web apps

    for some data services we have native copy-clone mechanisms- for sql database it's Active Georeplication.
    If I will need to deploy my app in another region/datacenter - I will need to manually copy all containers and objects (using Datafactory or azcopy). GRS- it's not a solution, because I can't sync my data between West US and North Europe, but Active Georeplication- can do that.

    For Web App- we did "clone button" and in web site will be provisioned in another datacenter I choose.

    It would be great if you will create the same button for storage accounts and content in…

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      0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Queues: ApproximateMessageCount: Return numbers for both visible and invisible messages

      We would like to be able to see both the number of invisible messages and the number of visible messages (today we get the total).

      12 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please deduplicate blob storage.

        This will severely reduce flash tier and spinning tier costs since this data is stored in triplicate.

        37 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • can we have lable or drive creation on MAC OS currently no support

          can we have lable or drive creation on MAC OS currently no support

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            0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Access to file storage configuration to use alternate port instead of often blocked port 445

            Allow Access to file storage configuration to use alternate port instead of often blocked port 445

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              2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please provide a function to view on Blob snapshot within the portal.

              We want to check the status of Blob snapshot within the portal.
              It will be very useful if we can check and manage it through the portal, because we use Blob snapshots for VM backup.

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              ポータル上で Blob のスナップショットの状態を確認したい。
              VM のバックアップに Blob スナップショットを使用している為、
              ポータルから確認したり、管理できるようになると良い。

              28 votes
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              • storage diagnostics connection info

                When storage diagnostics is enabled, show a link or connection info to access the logs.

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                  1 comment  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Passwords for Hadoop creation are rough/silly?

                  10 characters, lower+upper case, number, special character? Even my onePass fully-hashed passwords don't meet this criteria. If there is a security policy that requires passwords to be that long, then can you please show all error warnings at the same time, such that I don't have to try three different passwords (because I didn't know it needed to be 10 characaters long, etc.)

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                  • Allow user-based access to Blob Containers (for support employees)

                    For auditing purposes and to prevent data corruption, we want to give our support employees a user-centric, read-only access to Blob Containers in order to be able to investigate possible data corruptions (caused by bugs in systems).

                    This is not possible now because the security architecture of Blob Service does not even know the concept of users or roles.

                    SAS is not secure enough mechanism because it gives access to anyone by just sharing a link + you can't track who's actually using it.

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                      2 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Invalidate pop receipt when message becomes visible

                      Currently, there's a gap between a single and multiple consumers scenarios. When a pop receipt is issued and visibility timeout expires, message becomes visible _and_ still can be delete with the original pop receipt. That is not the case when multiple consumers are participating. Original pop receipt becomes invalid once visibility timeout expires and another consumer gets the message.
                      The behaviour should be consistent for one or many consumers (just like ASB does it) and pop receipt should not be accepted once expired (message becomes visible).
                      More details on this issue are available at this GH issue raised with Azure…

                      29 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it possible to rename any resource

                        Really, every resource on Azure should have the ability to rename it. Refactoring code and environment is important.

                        7 votes
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                        • SAS with secret httpost authentication

                          I want to prevent different clients, who sit behind the same public IP, from sharing SAS based URI's among each other.

                          If we can enable HTTP Post requests to a URI with the SAS attached, we can include authentication "secrets" as hidden fields in the request which can then be validated against the relevant SAS policy.

                          The process for authentication will be as follows:
                          1. Web server requests a new SAS and submits a "secret", which is stored with the Fileshare policy.
                          2. A SAS-token is generated (which does not contain the secret) and returned to the webserver.
                          3. The…

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                          • Support "Last Accessed" timestamp in blob metadata

                            With the new "Cool Storage" feature announced recently, it would be useful if we could tell when our "Hot" blobs were last accessed, so we could push them to Cool storage where appropriate. We could achieve this with a proxy service and SAS signatures, but having this automatically updated in the blob metadata itself would be much simpler and remove the requirement for any compute resource being required for simply accessing a blob.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • hotlink prevention

                              Preventing others to consume my Azure resources via HTTP_REFERER header validation.
                              This is a common scenario for blogs, websites etc.

                              Scott Hanselman has even written a blog post about it: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/BlockingImageHotlinkingLeechingAndEvilSploggersWithIISUrlRewrite.aspx

                              7 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Restrict Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) option to Blob storage accounts

                                When you create a ZRS storage account you are only allowed to use block blobs in that account. Since there is now a "blob-only" kind of storage account, why not offer ZRS only for blob-only storage accounts, and not for "general" storage accounts.
                                Unless there are plans to eventually allow table/file/queue storage in ZRS accounts eventually...

                                8 votes
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                                • port Data Movement Library to java

                                  Not sure if this would require porting AzCopy to Java/Linux as well, but it would be useful.

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                                  • move pageblobs already in the cloud to cool storage, you can't!

                                    I was on the phone today with Microsoft Azure. I have 12TB of data in pageblobs that I would like to move to azure cool storage for archiving. Well, the only way to do that is to download them to local HDD and then convert and upload to cool storage. You can not at this time transfer from your azure storage files "in the cloud" over to cool block blobs. Plus, another limitation is that block blobs have a size limit of 195GB due to its internal architecture. I have plenty of pageblobs over 1tb that I would like to…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • upload files to container directly from web interface!!

                                      please!
                                      did not find an easy way to do so
                                      thanks

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                                      • Selecting LRS resiliency in New Cold Storage Account Doesn't Work

                                        When you create a new cold storage account, you have the option to select resiliency. The default is RA-GRS, When you select LRS, it resets to RA-GRS. You have to drop the box, select GRS, then drop the box again and select LRS for LRS to stick.

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