How to download large VHD files from Azure effeciently RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have a large VHD from a virtual machine with mostly empty space. I tried to download it using CloundXplorer, but the download has been running for 12 hours and the progress is saying 215 hours and 24 minutes to complete...

    is there a better way of downloading a vhd with 90% empty space more efficiently?



    Thanks, Yasir

    Monday, February 18, 2013 8:32 PM


  • You might want to look at Cerebrata Cloud Storage Studio, which I believe only downloads occupied pages. However, you should verify that.

    This post from the Storage Team describes how to do it in code.

    Monday, February 18, 2013 9:07 PM