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  1. Add a way to copy the contents of an entire storage account to another storage account

    Say your application stores important data in an Azure Storage Account, perhaps spread across both Table and Blob containers.

    It would be very handy to be able to copy the entire contents of a storage account to another storage account. So that you could duplicate your azure storage environment between your stage production environments easily, allowing you to test updates to your application on a copy of your live production data before actually deploying it to production.

    I know that bits and pieces of this functionality exist already, via things like Copy Blobs and Blob Snapshots, but nothing built in…

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    16 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We would like to get more feedback about this item before we prioritize. Is the ask here to replicate a storage account on-demand ? Or have a mechanism to always keep two or more storage accounts in sync ?

    Meanwhile, to unblock some of our users we have published a sample that copies blobs from an account to another account: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/scripts/storage-common-transfer-between-storage-accounts?toc=%2fpowershell%2fmodule%2ftoc.json

  2. Custom Domain with HTTPS for Static website hosting in Azure Storage

    Currently it is necessary to use a CDN when using custom domains + HTTPS for static websites hosted in Azure Storage.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-static-website#custom-domain-names

    It would be more convenient in a lot of situations if this could be done right within the storage account without the cdn.
    As with the CDN right now, it would be great to have a one-click certificate deployment process, maybe even using LetsEncrypt? ;-)

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  3. Azure Policy For Preventing Public Blob Containers

    There are no ARM REST API properties for Blob containers which means we can't create an Azure Policy for not allowing people to ever create public blob containers.

    This is how every AWS breach has occurred due to accidentally setting storage to public.

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    8 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Azure Table Storage permissions to prevent deletion

    It would be nice to be able to lock certain areas of Azure Storage to prevent operators/developers from deleting a table/container/queue by accident. Our specific need right now is for Azure Storage Tables but could potentially be for containers and queues. For example, it would be nice to lock a table to not allow deletion.

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    8 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Entity Framework provider for Azure Storage

    Even if clearly impossible to have all relational features implemented, a mapping between EF entities and Azure Storage tables would be great, as would simplify the migration of the data layer to Azure.

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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add autonumber index with identity increment column like sql server and DocumentDB

    Don't want to worry about index column like i do on the row key.
    Please add column id with auto identity increment.

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    2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Infinite TTL for Queue Messages

    Currently messages in your Queue are discarded after 7 days. I'd like to have the option of messages living in my Queue until I get around to processing them no matter what..

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    under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Have a TTL on Table Storage rows, so temporary data gets deleted

    Say you are storing details about logs / orders / page views. You may not care about them after 2 weeks / 1 month / 1 year.

    To save money it would be great to have a job run daily that deletes this data when it is deemed out of data by the system designer.

    AWS has this in DynamoDB where you create a column for an expiration date on tables that will accumulate data that might be temporary by nature. When you create a row you populate this column with the timestamp in the future you want this deleted.…

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  9. Add support for HTTPS endpoints to Azure Storage Emulator

    The Azure storage emulator doesn't support HTTPS endpoints. That means that when we develop locally under SSL, we either have mixed content warnings or get broken links.

    "Note that the storage emulator supports connection via HTTP only. However, HTTPS is the recommended protocol for accessing resources in an Azure production storage account."
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-configure-connection-string/

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    4 comments  ·  Storage Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. Providing this functionality is on our backlog but there is no ETA we can share at this time. We have logged this request in the GitHub repository for the new open source storage emulator, Azurite. Please continue the discussion there: https://github.com/Azure/Azurite/issues/38. We will provide updates when they become available on this ask as well as in the GitHub repository. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

  10. Support "skip" in Azure Table

    MSDN says the "take" operator is only supported for the first 1,000 rows...

    I need to access row number 5,000 in a highly partitioned storage layout. Support for "skip" is a requirement if we are to continue development.

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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Allow setting Archive tier at the account and container levels

    Currently the archive tier can be set only at the blob level. There are plenty of uses cases for having entire storage accounts or containers for archival where setting the tier for each blob is tedious and non-value-adding.

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

    Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in public preview of blob storage lifecycle management. The feature set offers a rich, rule-based policy engine which you can use to transition your data to the best access tier and to expire data at the end of its lifecycle. This framework can be used to match and tier blobs based on prefix to enable batch archiving of an account, containers, or even virtual directories. Having talked to a number of customers, we concluded that this solution addresses many scenarios where the need for account and container level archiving exists. See our post on the Azure Blog to get started: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-blob-storage-lifecycle-management-public-preview/preview/.

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

  12. azcopy with move feature from on premise to Azure Blob Storage

    Hi Team,
    Thanks for having such a great tool.
    I've one concern, This just copies the data and does not delete the data from source. This feature was available in older version of azcopy but was removed because someone tried to do the azcopy from multiple machines and it deleted the source data as one of the move operation had succeeded.
    Can you implement this feature once again. as we've setup task scheduler to copy the data to azure blob for archiving purpose and have to verify the data and then delete the source files once manual verification is completed.

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  13. Allow RDS User Profile Drives to be stored in Azure Files.

    Currently we have to build a Scale-Out File Server using Storage Spaces Direct for redundant storage of Remote Desktop Services User Profile Drives. Would be much easier if this was available as part of Azure Files.

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  14. Batch Insert of queue messages

    Hi there,

    It would be great if I could do batch insert (add) of messages. Often times I need to add several hundred or thousands or messages to a queue, and today I have to add them one by one. This is also related to the small size limitation of each message.

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    3 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Support TCP connections to table/blob storage from within the datacenter (low latency, ultra fast).

    We have the need for ultra-fast record range retrieval from table storage (a la on-site SQL Server) from our web roles in the same data center. This is driving a data-intensive BI engine that relies on low-latency access to massive streams of data. Currently, we are looking to MongoDB to fill this gap.

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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Memory-Optimized off-row storage issue

    I have a problem because of data row-size of some tables greater than 8060bytes, so there was some off-row storage in internal xtp DMVs and those tables allocated a memory about 120GB.
    I alter that tables and reduce row-size to less than 8060bytes, the memory allocated to those tables reduce and the allocated memory to object_id=0 is being grow in sys.dm_db_xtp_table_memory_stats. I think The garbage collector thread cant find this orphaned object , thus it cant deallocate memory.
    another issue is 'Memory Allocated To Memory Optimized Objects' is 25GB where 'Memory Used By Memory Optimized Objects' is 62GB,

    I offline…

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  17. Add queue length monitoring and alerting

    It would be really helpful to be able to monitor the queue size and set alert rules when it exceeds certain threshold.

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  18. Azure Files and Azure File Sync must support all unicode characters

    Azure Files and Azure File Sync do not support all unicode characters/characters supported by NTFS. This is particularly challenging when working with languages with non-Latin charactersets (see this post on issues supporting Japanese charactersets: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/ja-JP/1ed730a9-9a4d-40dd-b84e-6f184e35e633/).

    This is also a significant adoption blocker when trying to adopt Azure File Sync, as file names on NTFS that are valid are rejected by Azure Files.

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  19. Add Support for Lists/Arrays in Azure Tables

    Azure tables need an option to support lists/arrays for per entity instance.

    Both Google App Engine (http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/python/datastore/typesandpropertyclasses.html#ListProperty) and Amazon's simpledb both already offer this.

    It enables an effective way to relate entities without the over head of traditional SQL.

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  20. Azure Files Network Drive Mapping with Intune Policies

    Would be very handy to see Intune option of mapping network drive directly to Azure AD Joined devices. In Intune there is no option even to map regular network drives, but Azure File Shares would be game changer.

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