Our apologies for not updating this ask earlier. Renaming Blobs is on our backlog, but is unlikely to be released in the coming year. Today, you can use the “Copy Blob” API as a workaround.
Using the Azure Files service you can address Azure Storage like a network share using the SMB2.1 protocol. This enables usage of normal Windows API’s to rename files and directories. You can get started with the Files service by visiting https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-dotnet-how-to-use-files.
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An error occurred while saving the commentEzra Epstein commented
This is part of Microsoft's cloud business "strategy." Like all things MS they give two sh.... about quality, they optimize for revenue and bragging rights. Copying data costs money... which means more revenue for Microsoft. As utterly dumb as that is, that's the way they make their business decisions. It is quite literally the antithesis of Amazon's customer-centric approach. Other than folks being conned into using their platform, Microsoft's cloud would be out of business.
Same with their VMs. It's a pattern. Most things on Azure require a custom VM, which adds to not only their ability to fleece folks for money (don't get me started on the cost of a software firewall - a built-in feature of both AWS and Google Cloud), all these extra VMs let MS brag that they are #2 in the cloud. Well, sure, when all your customers have to spin up 10x the number of machines as on a cloud like Googles, it is not a surprise.
Thanks for the feedback! We are interested in collecting feedback on this request – please vote for it if this is something you like to see.
We’re also interested in learning more what people want to use the SFTP/FTPS for and which protocol they prefer. Please feel free to leave us a comment letting us know more detail!
Program Manager, Azure FilesEzra Epstein supported this idea ·