Azure Blob Storage operations with Storage Python SDK

This blog describes how to perform the basic operations on blobs using the Python API. We’ll be using Python API provided in Azure SDK to achieve the following functionalities. Create a container Upload a blob into a container Download blobs List the blobs in a container Delete a blob Installing the SDK: My machine is a…

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Using blob snapshots with PowerShell

Sometime ago, I had a customer who asked me the way to create a blob snapshot of an Azure VM. The process for create a blob snapshot was clear for the customer and you can read the next blog as a reference: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-powershell-guide-full/#how-to-manage-azure-blob-snapshots As you read in the article, you can create, list, copy and…


Storage Analytics Logging – How to Enable and Where to Find the logs.

Logging Overview Storage Analytics can log detailed information for authenticated requests and successful anonymous requests to a storage service. Logging is enabled and disabled at the service level, not the storage account level. For example, to enable logging for the Blob, Table, and Queue services, you must make a separate request to each service: one…

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Windows Azure: Roles Repetitively Starved of Ports

You just upgraded the OS family or in case you have auto upgrade on for Windows Azure there is a chance that you might see the following errors in case you are using Storage Client and SQL Azure .Net APIs. The other symptom could be sluggishness/slowness/delay in any storage calls like blobs/queues/tables or even SQL…

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Session State Management in Windows Azure Web Roles

One of the frequent questions that developers and customers ask me during my Windows Azure related discussion is how to manage session state in Windows Azure Web Role. With Web Roles supporting full IIS (previously it was just hosted web core), the inclination to fall back to the tried and tested methods of either in-proc…