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  1. Enable symlinks in Azure Files (SMB)

    There is no posibility to create symlinks on Azure Files Samba Shares. It must be enabled on Samba server. Maybe it should be an option?

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    21 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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  3. Schedule snapshots of Azure file shares

    I want to schedule snapshot of Azure Files.
    Every morning, Every Monday, etc.
    For trouble each users, they can restore files at morning. or Monday.
    IT pro can say, Hey you can back to morning who trouble any.

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    9 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We working to provide this functionality through the Azure Backup offering. They are currently testing this functionality in a private preview, and are going to be entering a public preview soon. I will update this feedback item as soon as this is released.

    Thanks,

    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

  4. 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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    10 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for you feedback. Currently we are in public preview of Azure Active Directory authentication for storage. This feature set allows you to use Azure’s role-based access control framework to grant specific permissions to users, groups and applications down to the scope of an individual blob container or queue. You can see the public preview announcement here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-preview-of-aad-authentication-for-storage/

    For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

  5. Support HTTP/2 and SPDY

    With all the major browsers behind http/2 and deployed spdy/3 (chrome/ff/IE11) please implement this for Azure Storage

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  6. Enable Storage Account Firewall to access from App Service without ASE

    Currently it is not possible to configure storage account firewall to accept requests from App Services event whitelist outbound IP addresses of Appservices.
    It is great if above is possible

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  7. Azure Antimalware should be able to scan blob storage

    Azure Antimalware should be able to scan blob storage. Currently you have to save the file a a file system for the real time protection to be able to scan it. Once it has been scanned then you would have to move it to the blob storage. Would like to be able to write directly to blob storage and have the real time protection monitoring the files.

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    15 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Ability to mount a blob or virtual disk as an iSCSI device

    Either blobs or virtual disks should be mountable as as an iSCSI device. Right now, I'd have to create a windows server with an iSCSI target. This seems like madness because the blob is already some kind of virtual device.

    iSCSI is ideal for clustering and availability services and would solve problems with SQL Server clusters and other Windows Server cluster requirements.

    277 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. See total size used by container/share and by storage account

    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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    13 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Available Disk Space monitoring and alerts are not sufficient

    The current available tools for visualizing and alerting on available Disk Space for Azure Virtual Machines should be expanded. In the Dashboards module, there is no Live Tile that would allow you to see a Virtual Machine's disks and available space. You can get some data through custom queries, but these queries are manual-refresh only and are not truly suited to a live Dashboard environment.

    Similarly, there is no way to create an Alert for low disk space in the current Alerts module. In Alerts (Classic) there was a % Free Disk Space - this is not sufficient because it…

    245 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Managed Disk Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Queues - Add Multiple Messages in a Single Transaction

    “Enhance the Queue API” (http://feedback.windowsazure.com/forums/217298-storage/suggestions/1574639-enhance-the-queue-api) had two features. One was to be able to update the invisibility timeout of a message, which is now completed. The other was to be able to add multiple messages in a single request. If you want that feature, please vote here.

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Ability to manually initiate failover on Geo-Redundant storage accounts (GRS & RA-GRS)

    GRS & RA-GRS storage accounts currently geo-replicate all contents from a primary zone's storage account (storageA) to a secondary zone's storage account (storageB) automatically and this is wonderful.

    Right now, it is Microsoft that control when the failover occurs from storageA to storageB. It is also very well documented that this switch will happen only as a last resort move because of the complexity of switching all accounts, possible data loss, etc...

    For advanced DR scenarios it would be very handy for us to have a way to manually trigger the failover switch between storageA and storageB.

    After the manual…

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  13. Enable multiple custom domains for storage accounts

    I would like to register 2 or more custom domains to point to 1 storage account.

    For example, foo.com, bar.com both point to blob.etc.windows.net

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  14. Azure Files - Access/Size Limits

    Azure Files - Access/Size Limits

    Please provide access to the Azure Files service from on-prem. users/devices over 2S2 VPN/ExpressRoute connection.

    Also, 5TB size limit is a deal breaker for many organizations. They need to scale higher. Although a workaround would be to provision a different storage account when the size limit is hit.

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    started  ·  12 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. HTTP compression support for Azure Storage Services (via Accept-Encoding/Content-Encoding fields)

    Add support for 'Accept-Encoding' and 'Content-Encoding' fields in the HTTP request in Azure Storage Services with supported compression schemes gzip and deflate. This should helps reduce network payload by 10x-50x in some cases like saving/loading bulk records to Azure Table Storage.

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  16. Allow anonymous public access to Azure File Storage the same as Blob Storage

    We want to enable public anonymous read access to web files stored on file storage just like we can do for blob storage. This would allow legacy applications on our IIS servers to continue to access a single SMB share while enabling end users (browser sessions) direct access to web files rather than going back to our IIS servers to retrieve them. We understand that there are other ways around this, like pushing the files into the Azure CDN or using azcopy to move them to blob storage, but public anonymous read access to the file storage in the same…

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    12 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We plan to support Shared Access Signature in Azure Files via REST API to allow anonymous public access to data in the file share. However we do not have a specific timeline to share yet.

  17. Automatically mount an Azure file share to a Windows clients using GPO

    Momently its not possible to map a azure file storage share via GPO, because the two fields for username and password are greyed out.

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  18. Support deduplication of Azure storage objects (blobs and files)

    Add support for deduplication of files stored in Azure Files to save storage space (cost). General file savings are about 50% when using deduplication in Windows Server

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  19. Extend Table Storage Property Limit

    Currently, Azure Tables only support 255 properties (columns) on a single entity (row) and a max row size of 1MB. This should be greatly extended (e.g. 10x+), particularly since Azure does not offer Join query support. Without Join support, devs are forced to span large data structures across multiple tables. When querying the data, devs have to manage this extra complexity as well as suffer the performance penalties of querying against N tables and then performing their own post-join operation. Azure Tables scale great in one dimension (# rows), but horribly in the other (# columns). While Azure Tables should…

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  20. Mounting BLOB storage in file system like NFS

    I just would like to mount a BLOB storage directory in a Linux file system like it was an NFS drive. Thanks to FUSE, a userlevel driver can be made to share files across machines.

    Currently, if you need to share files between VMs you have to set up SAMBA or NFS having a "master" node that holds the main copy of the files, and other VMs mount these shares in their file systems.

    Proposal: "see" a BLOB storage directory like a directory in the main file system. This idea can be extended to Windows VMs using shared folders

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