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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration31m
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Description

Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts are cloud-based data storage repositories for a variety of data types, including blobs, queues, tables, and files. Managing the data in these accounts is often the responsibility of the application developer who uses this data. This course focuses on blob storage and the tools and methods developers can use to manage blobs in Azure Storage Accounts.

The course begins with a brief review of Azure Storage Accounts and then drills down into the details of blobs storage services, highlighting the different kinds of blobs.

The course then focuses on moving blobs between storage containers within a storage account and moving blobs between different storage accounts, using the AZCopy tool, using PowerShell, and programmatically using C#.NET. Next, the course dives into blob properties and metadata and how to set and retrieve this information using the Azure Portal, PowerShell, and programmatically in C#.NET. The course then moves into blob leasing, what it is used for, and how to obtain and manage blob leases using the Azure CLI, the REST API, and C#.NET. The last topic in this course covers data archiving and retention by levering Storage Tiers, the new Lifecycle Management feature in the Azure Portal, and using the immutable storage policies feature.

Learning Objectives

  • Moving items in blob storage between storage containers 
  • Moving items in blob storage between storage accounts
  • Setting and retrieving blob properties and metadata
  • Implementing blob leasing
  • Implementing data archiving and retention

Intended Audience

  • Azure developers who design and build cloud-based applications and services
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s Azure AZ-203 exam

Prerequisites

You’ll need to have a basic understanding of Azure, have some experience developing scalable solutions, and be skilled in at least one cloud-supported programming language.

Transcript

In this course, you learned how to move blobs between storage containers in a storage account and between different storage accounts using the AzCopy tool. You also learned that this can be done programmatically using the Microsoft Azure Storage Data Movement Library, a set of .NET Core classes. 

You also learned how to set and retrieve blob storage properties and metadata using the Azure command-line interface and that this can also be managed in C# .NET using the Microsoft Azure Storage Data Movement Library and using the REST API. 

You also learned about blob leasing and how to manage blob leases using Powershell. 

Finally, you learned about data archiving and retention using storage tiers, lifecycle management and the immutable storage setting for blob storage containers.

About the Author

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Jeff is a technical trainer and developer residing in Arizona, USA. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer for the past 18 years, providing in-house development and training on Microsoft server operating systems, PowerShell, SQL Server and Azure.  When he’s not developing and delivering courses on Azure, he’s photographing galaxies, nebulae and star formations from his computer-automated observatory in Chino Valley, Arizona using a 14” Schmidt Cassegrain telescope.