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  1. 1 vote
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    • A standard GUI for upload, download, sync of stored data! Searching forums and blogs for a beta app doesn't inspire confidence.

      A standard GUI for upload, download, sync of stored data! Searching forums and blogs for a beta app doesn't inspire confidence.

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      • Allow Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016 to replicate directly to Azure

        I think there is a business case for allowing the Storage Replica feature in Windows Server 2016 to replicate directly to Azure, "Storage Replica as a Service" if you will.

        The reason for this is to be able to set up a simple DR solution for any volume on any Windows Server 2016. In the case of a disaster at the on-premise datacenter the customer can elect to either set up a new VM in Azure and replicate the data back to that server or set up a new server on-premise and replicate the data back to that server.

        This…

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        • Scale to Premium Storage from standard Storage

          Please allow us to switch from Standard Storage to Premium Storage and the other way around. Or at least provide us with the option to scale up from Standard Storage to Premium Storage (one way).

          The current process involves stopping the affected VM, copying the disk using AzCopy and recreating the VM in the new storage account.
          I'm pretty sure Micorosft's team can take care of this process behind the scenes and just provide us with a user interface option and/or an API method.

          Currently we have multiple VMs (about 20+) running on standard storage that need to be upgraded…

          31 votes
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          • Implement viewer for json / csv blob files

            At the moment the only way to view a files in storage blobs is to download it and open it within an editor. This is fine for larger files, but for the smaller ones it would be a bit easier to be able to get a quick (pre)view of the file in the browser by just clicking it. Should not be that hard to implement an additional pane with a view of the raw file contents.

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Storage Queue Get Messages to specify MessageId via URI Parameter

              The caller could have previously gotten the MessageId from Peek Messages, and now wants to claim a specific message. This would allow more flexible sharing of queues. Without this it is difficult to support worker specialization (multiple workers monitor a queue, but not all workers can handle all messages). For us, the best current alternative requires creating A LOT of queues.

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                0 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • About encryption of storage account

                I want a encryption function of the storage account server side.
                I saw the following URL, but I want to encrypt the data other than the VHD on the server side.

                Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux IaaS VMs Preview
                https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-security-disk-encryption/

                Client-Side Encryption and Azure Key Vault for Microsoft Azure Storage
                https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-client-side-encryption/

                17 votes
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                • Improved Status for Azure Storage Import / Export job

                  The current Azure Storage Import job process does not provide the subscriber any status updates as to when the drive is received, processed or transfer to storage starts. It would be great if we could subscribe to email notification so we can track the process or at a minimum log the detail in the portal for the subscriber to see. I have little info on when the job was started and can only see "Transferring" in the portal UI. Maybe this can be included when Import / Export is enabled in the "new" portal?

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                  • Decouple storage account URL from storage account name

                    I want to be able to create a storage account with a name decoupled from it's URL for the following reasons .

                    1) I don't care about the URL, make it random.
                    2) I want to name storage accounts what I like without having to have them globally unique.
                    3) I rarely want an external HTTP endpoint anyway.

                    4 votes
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                    • See Total Disk Space for each Storage Account and Blob Folder

                      We have multiple storage accounts each with blobs and other objects. The dashboards should show the total disk usage at every level: across all storage accounts, when clicking on a blob, the total for each folder, etc. Right now, one needs to get to the individual file level to see the size and manually sum it up.

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                      • Table and Blob backup

                        Please provide a way to automate Table and Blob backup into another account.

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                        • Metrics for the number of partitions

                          Today we have a $MetricsCapacityBlob table, and we have metrics on transactions against tables and blobs: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh343264.aspx

                          We would like get metrics for the number of partitions an Azure storage table is scaled over. This would help us scale the number of concurrent parallel reads we are doing against the table.

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                            0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Modify Azure portal to be able to monitor capacity (size) of Azure Tables

                            Currently in Ibiza portal we can see the capacity (storage size usage) but only for blobs. The only way to know what is the size used by Azure tables is to manually calculate it (See: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2010/07/09/understanding-windows-azure-storage-billing-bandwidth-transactions-and-capacity.aspx)

                            This process takes a lot of time, it cost money (since it requires to download tables) and slow (cannot be monitored every X minutes.

                            40 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • cannot delete storage account

                              When trying to delete Storage Account I get an error saying it has active images or disks. But the images or disks mentioned are nowhere to be seen because they are already deleted.

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                              Failed to delete storage account 'inglabma'. Unable to delete storage account 'inglabma': 'Storage account inglabma has some active image(s) and/or disk(s), e.g. inglabMagento-inglabMagento-os-1452503276435. Ensure these image(s) and/or disk(s) are removed before deleting this storage account.'.
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                              Thursday, January 21, 2016, 11:29:25 AM
                              correlation IDs
                              EBE69672-ECD5-4606-B46B-9BB6BFEA9763

                              1 vote
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                              • Add x-ms- request headers in Shared Access Signatures URI

                                As SAS is defined as a URI that grants restricted access rights to Azure Storage resources. I think it will be helpful to add custom headers to the URI. For example, the request for Put Blob could be https://...&...&x-ms-blob-type=BlockBlob. In this way, we can set what we need in the URI and just focus on it.

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                                • Backup Azure Blob Storage Account to preserv user error.

                                  It's important to get an option on Azure Storage , to backup all container in other accountstorage, if the user delete file.

                                  Redondance is not a backup

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                                  • Put an Add button on File service blade of Azure Files

                                    To add a file share in Azure Files, the button to click is this large brown button in the File shares area; however, I think everyone is used to seeing an Add button in the bar. I think you should add an "Add" button next to the "Settings" button there. I have it on good advice from a friend that he would have missed it had I not told him where to look to add a file share, since he was explicitly looking for an "Add" button in that bar.

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                                      • Remove custom domain from storage account

                                        Classic storage accounts enable a custom domain to be associated. But it does not allow removal?

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                                        • [REQUEST] Please implement static IP address or Reserved IP address for Blob, file, table, queue services in Storage Account.

                                          We use IP address filtering on our firewall settings in our company network. Now, we need to download IP address range which Microsoft Azure uses once a week and reconfigure our firewall settings if they have any change. That is burden on us. Please implement static IP address or Reserved IP address for Blob, file, table, queue services in Storage Account.
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                                          Japanese:
                                          会社のネットワークのファイアウォールの設定で IP アドレスによるフィルタリングを行っています。現在は、週に1度 Microsoft Azure が利用する IP アドレスのレンジをダウンロードして、もし変更があればファイアウォールの設定を変更する必要があります。ストレージアカウントの Bolob、ファイル、テーブル、キューサービスにも静的IPアドレスまたは予約済みIPアドレスが利用できるようにしてください。

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