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  1. A feature to enable storage diagnostics on / off when creating VM or Storage.

    I have some complaints from users that they can not specify Diagnostics settings On / Off at the time they create a storage account.

    When users create a new storage account, the storage account diagnostics is enabled by default and billing for storage analytics tables occurs because those tables are created automatically. Moreover users can’t notice those table storage being charged during usage if they are not familiar. Please add a feature to allow users to specify storage diagnostics On / Off when creating a storage account.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Display billing of each service

      Storage consists of many services. It would be good to show each service billing in order to organize asset allocation precisely.

      In example, page blob has 'billable size' along with its file size and blob has transaction cost. These matters could be included in usage metrics.

      Currently, only 'Capacity: 5.0TB' data hasn't give much information.

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        0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pull creation dates of vms

        Please look into implementing into the CLI, an ability to pull the creation dates of VM's under the vm list command. This will assist with billing, and will tell us whether an instance has been up more than x hours, and will therefore give us more insight into whether the server is still in use or not, and can be terminated.

        15 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Azure CLI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Shared disks for clustered failover setup

          For clustered failover setup it could be great to have two VMs in the same availability set to share the same storage. I see this option as the virtual machine failover cluster available in Hyper-V, where virtual hard disks can be shared within two or more VMs. If one VM goes down, the other VM takes over with no downtime or data loss.

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Disks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Display OS Disks and VM Images in Delete storage account blade

            There's many 'cannot delete storage resource' questions caused by OS disks or VM image references such as below;
            - https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/11525553-cannot-delete-storage-account
            - https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/10976463-failed-to-delete-storage-account-10-51-am-failed-t
            - http://stackoverflow.com/q/34362904/361100

            It would be good to provide VM disks and OS images information in "Delete storage account" blade summary page.

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow sas with spesific content-type

              I would like to have sas which only able to read only file with .jpg,.js,.css for example

              3 votes
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              • Why ZRS does not support page blob

                Why ZRS storage does not support page blob? Can we have more background about such product design?

                Thanks!

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                  0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Queue.PeakLast() required

                  It would be good to provide to peak last message in Queue.

                  When a job enqueue messages for processing, last item can be a start point for a new job. It could be perfect combination with Azure WebJobs.

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                    0 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Password protection to verify container deletion ...

                    Have an option that when checked requires a password to be entered in order to delete a container (for Blobs, Tables, Queues, Files) as per my suggestion at:

                    https://feedback.azure.com/forums/223579-azure-portal/suggestions/16712818-password-protection-to-verify-container-delete

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add File Storage Account backups or snapshots

                      We are currently making use of the file storage options in a Storage Account but have no method (outside of mounting the endpoint to a Windows Server) of backing up the files stored within.

                      Please implement either snapshotting or integration with the backup service

                      26 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improving the indexed partitioning criteria for handling storage accounts with same naming conventions

                        As described in detail here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-performance-checklist/#subheading47 , Azure handles indexed partitioning with an index with aphabetical criteria, so storage accounts starting with A-H will go into one partition, H’-R will go into a different partition and last R’-Z will go into another different partition too.
                        We discovered that this could affect High Availability of VMs if you take care of putting them into Availability Set and use different storage accounts for their virtual disks, but same naming convention for accounts. In this case, if a fail happens on a given partition for example during an internal maintenance task or storage…

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Azure table storage should have a way to set the retention policy

                          There should be a way to implement a Azure table storage retention policy such that anything older than n number of days can be deleted from table storage.

                          29 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow smaller premium drive sizes for VM

                            Currently the smallest premium disk size when creating a VM is 128 GB. We have many VM's that are used solely for computation intensive workload and large amounts of data are not stored to the operating system drive. A 64 GB option would be sufficient for the space we are using and help to reduce some of the premium storage costs.

                            21 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix Storage Explorer to autodetect proxy settings

                              This messes me up *so* much right now -- I'm alternating between Fiddler use which, depending on how I configure Storage Explorer, will block connections at times (in my case, to the Development emulator).

                              10 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Storage Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a queue permission that prohibits clearing the queue while allowing reading and deleting individual messages

                                Any SAS that allows processing messages from a queue inherently includes the permission to clear the queue. In scenarios with multiple consumers from a single queue, this is almost always undesirable.

                                In IoT scenarios, this can be disastrous. You may have thousands of devices processing messages from a single queue. None of those devices needs the ability to clear the queue. A single compromised device can immediately disrupt the entire process. Even worse, if you use the REST API, a simple bug that results in a device omitting the parameters that identify the message to be deleted will be interpreted…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • ability to backup file service storage with automatic retentions

                                  ability to backup file service storage with automatic retentions directly from the backup vault

                                  53 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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…

                                    3 votes
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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.

                                        46 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 →
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