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  1. 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.

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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

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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...

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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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                  • Tiered storage on winfows server

                    Customers want tiered storage from windows server local volumes directly to Azure blob and cold storage. This will solve the cost of storage issues and increase usage in azure. Storsimple is not the answer because it is too expensive, doesn't integrate into existing problems, adds unwanted iscsi complexity, and is effectively limited to a market of around 3% of businesses. Tiring between local windows server volumes and azure opens up a massive hybrid market of existing server customers.

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                    • Storage ACL

                      We need you to permit ACL feature for Azure Storage (Blob, Table, Queue, Files).
                      Since Azure Storage does not have source IP filtering now, it is unusable to save confidential data. (ex. personal information, payment data, security data, etc.)

                      - Japanese
                      Azure Storage (Blob, Table, Queue, Files) でアクセス制限を可能にしてほしい。
                      現時点ではIP アドレスなどでアクセス制限ができないので、個人情報や金銭にかかわる情報などを保存する用途では使用できない。

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                        1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • [Feature Request] Please enable customer to use alert rule and capacity graph for Premium Storage Accounts.

                        According to the document below, Premium Storage Accounts have the following limits.
                        - Azure subscription and service limits, quotas, and constraints
                        <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-subscription-service-limits/>
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                        Total disk capacity per account 35 TB
                        Total snapshot capacity per account 10 TB
                        Max bandwidth per account (ingress + egress1) <=50 Gbps
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                        We need to manage these capacities so that we can execute operations for Premium Storage Account without error.
                        Please enable customer to use alert rule and capacity graph for Premium Storage Accounts.

                        - Japanese
                        以下のドキュメントによるとプレミアムストレージアカウントには上限があります。

                        - Azure サブスクリプションとサービスの制限、クォータ、制約
                        < https://azure.microsoft.com/ja-jp/documentation/articles/azure-subscription-service-limits/ >
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                        アカウントごとのディスク容量合計 35 TB
                        アカウントごとのスナップショット容量合計 10 TB
                        アカウントごとの最大帯域幅 (受信 +…

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                          0 comments  ·  Premium Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a status indicator of the resource which is deleted on the portal

                          It usually takes some time for a resource (e.g., storage table) to be totally deleted from the backend though it has disappeared from the portal when we delete it, and during this period, if we create a resource with the same name, it will be failed. We would like to have a status indicator on the portal says "The table *** is now deleted from portal only but it might still be available with Storage Explorer/PowerShell script until it is totally removed after some time later..."

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                          • more detailed error messages

                            We've run into an issue where data we tried to store wouldn't fit in the blob file. The error message was (416) The page range specified is invalid.

                            At first it wasn't clear whether we were trying to start saving beyond the page file or data didn't fit or something else was culprit. Eventually we figured it out.

                            It would be nice if the error message would provide more details: page size, size we tried to save, location we tried to save within the file, etc. This would've showed us the issue right away. Instead we had to spend a…

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

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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.

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                                      • 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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                                        • 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/

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