Large Files from FTP to Azure Storage Account. RRS feed

  • Question

    •          We required to transfer files from FTP to Azure Storage Account.
    •          Our FTP contains Almost 4 TB data and in future it will be growing.
    •          We require some automate process which will transfer data from FTP to Windows Azure Storage.
    •          Currently Implemented Solution:  We have created a windows service which will download files from FTP and converting to file stream and with Blob Storage object it will be uploaded to

    Storage account.

    With the mentioned approach bandwidth is utilized at 2 places

    •     For downloading file from FTP
    •     For Uploading to Azure Storage 

    Can you please provide any solution/suggestion which will reduce the consumption of bandwidth and large data will transfer in less time

    Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:16 AM


All replies

  • Hi,

    Please have a look at below article, it is talking about Blob Transfer Utility tool. Blob Transfer Utility is a GUI tool to upload and download thousands of small/large files to/from Windows Azure Blob Storage.


    Disclaimer: This is not a Microsoft official tool and it is not supported by Microsoft. It's just a (very useful) sample.

    Best Regards,


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    Friday, May 30, 2014 2:34 AM
  • You probably want to take a look at  http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-import-export-service/

    It is the import / export service, and it lets you send MS a hard drive full of data. specifically designed for these scenarios. 

    It is going to be invariably quicker to send a hard drive over sneakernet than to attempt to send that data over the internet. 

    Friday, May 30, 2014 2:52 AM