Copy Data to Windows Azure BLOB Storage

Copy Data to Windows Azure BLOB Storage

Q: How can I copy files into Windows Azure BLOB storage easily?

A: If you have local files, for example virtual hard disk (VHD0 files, that you want to copy to Windows Azure Storage and use in a virtual machine (VM), it's not a simple copy operation, because you need to copy the files into BLOB objects in Windows Azure Storage. The best solution I have found is an application called AzCopy, which is available as a free download from the MSDN blog belonging to the Windows Azure Storage team. AzCopy allows both the upload and download of files to Windows Azure BLOB storage. Check the web page for detailed usage instructions.

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