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  1. 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 →
    • automatically save back to the file share

      since we cannot map to file shares because Comcast blocks 445 it would be nice if when using the storage explorer for opening files they would automatically save back to the file share instead of the local drive. It is not really a file "share" if the changes are only locally stored and the user then has to take another step to upload which they will most likely never do.

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        0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Separate Lock/Lease service

        Related to this: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/patterns/leader-election

        I know its possible to build leader election based on Lease from blob storage.

        _but_ this seems very odd to piggyback on another service which is intended for something completely different.

        It would be nice to have a distributed lock / lease service as a standalone offering for exactly purposes like the one mentioned in the linked article.

        This way, it would be more exposed so that others can find it and understand what it is for.

        (It was more luck than anything else that I did find the article on solving it through blob storage…

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          0 comments  ·  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 →
          • Allow encryption of blob storage at a container instead of account level

            Please consider allowing encryption to be applied at a per-container level instead of at the account level. Given a request to store one client's data at a different place, with a different encryption key than another client's data, my only option to comply is to split client data across multiple storage accounts today.

            This is problematic since there's a cap of how many accounts I can have per account (presently at 250), which means that management will grow increasingly more difficult when I have to start spanning subscriptions to access my blob resources.

            Rather, if I were able to encrypt…

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              0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add encryption status for storage account overview page

              It would be nice if from the storage account overview page I could see if the storage account was encrypted or not instead of having to drill down to the encrypted sub panel.

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              • Storage Explorer on Linux stopped working

                Hello,
                my Storage Explorer on Linux stopped working. It was working some days, now the following message appears when I want to start it:

                A problem caused Storage Explorer to stop working correctly (the GPU process crashed). Please close and restart the application.

                Reinstalling does not change anything.
                Also I'm not able to emulate the Windows version in Wine.

                I'm wondering how I should access my blob storage now.
                Is there a web interface?

                Kind regards,
                Manuel

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                  2 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • encrypt backup of managed disks

                  We have managed disks encrypted at rest with SSE, but the backups to recovery vault of those VMs are not encrypted at rest. This is a security issue for us.

                  A native feature for this would be great to get rid of the workaround to encrypt those with external tools (BitLocker, dm-crypt,..)

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Alerts for Storage Account Usage

                    Add alerts for storage account usage, user should be able to set an alert for say 500GB usage.

                    Thanks

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • replication

                      Support ZRS replication for BLOB storage accounts.

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                        0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Storage Account in South India does reflect properly

                        The storage account if created in South India doesn't reflect when I try to go and select while create a VM, please correct the issue.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Manage SAS Token by Name and Include in Audit Logs

                          Give SAS tokens a name when generating then:
                          - allow report/table of all generated token
                          - allow revoke of exisiting token (or modification of access)
                          - use the SAS token name in storage audit logs

                          At the moment, the storage access logs do not show any useful information about who has made access, and this is critical to a practical audit function.

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

                            Thank you for your feedback. Currently you can use a stored access policy to manage revocation of an existing token. You are also able to track requests made using an existing stored access policy in the storage account logs. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-1#controlling-a-sas-with-a-stored-access-policy for more details. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

                          • Provide ability to limit the size of the payload being uploaded to a blob storage using a sas token

                            Currently there are only handful of limitations one can associate with a SAS token generated for Azure Storage Blob. Those are time period, access type, IP address filtering as well as protocol. It would be great to add a new option to limit the amount of data which can be uploaded to the storage.

                            16 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support Azure File Storage in Freebsd based VMs

                              Support Azure File Storage in the Freebsd based VMs.

                              Currently it's unable to mount the Azure File Storage in a Freebsed based VM.

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                                0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Storage Explorer hangs when calculating Directory Statistics on deep folder trees

                                When invoking Directory Statistics on deep folder trees - Storage Explorer hangs and has to be killed from process list. The attachment shows the problem.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Storage Explorer display created and lastmodified date as column

                                  Please display the created date and last modified date as a column in storage explorer.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow SASKey generation without revealing storage keys

                                    I would like to be able to allow authorized users to generate SAS keys but not see (list) the storage account primary (master) keys. If someone is in possession of a master key, you cannot stop data exfiltration (until you become aware and change the keys). As least with an SAS key, the act of creating it can be detected (e.g., if they create an SAS token without a proper IP address restriction, etc.). Furthermore, the act of creating an SAS key is logged in the Azure Activity log.

                                    So I would like to suggest defining a new RBAC action…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support latest rest version in Azure Storage Emulator

                                      Currently you cannot use the latest Azure Storage Emulator (5.2) with the latest Storage Client Library (8.3.0) because the SCL supports '2016-05-31 REST version' and ASE doesn't.

                                      You will receive the error 'Invalid storage account 'devstoreaccount1'. Please make sure your credentials are correct.' if you try and connect to it.

                                      It is suggested by others to downgrade to SCL 7.2.1, but that is a no go if you happen to be using .NET Standard 1.4 in your project.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Storage Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support hierarchy of directories for export job

                                        for example, if I have blob with name '\root\directory\file1.txt
                                        I want to have ability to see on drive which will be shipped to me during export job directory "root", subdirectory "directory" and inside file "file1.txt"

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                                          0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Import/Export Service Add ability to prepare already copied data to the drive for importing to Azure. Our application have some data storag

                                          Import/Export Service: add ability to prepare already copied data to the drive for importing to Azure.

                                          Our application have some data storage, and we do not copy data from disk to disk.
                                          We read data from our storage and want to write it as a stream directly to device, which will be shipped to Azure.

                                          For using WAImportExport tool we must write it on local drive and then copy through this tool. There is a lot of data, so we need additional storage to copy it local. This does not suit us, we want to avoid this.

                                          And of course…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Unmanaged Disks Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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