Moving large number of files around in same container


  • Hello, I need to move several hundred thousand files accounting for several TB of data around inside the same blob container. I've searched around and all I can really find is info on moving between containers. In this case, we really are just looking to move a large folder to a new location in a different path in the same container.

    I've tried a couple tools and it looks like there is no move function. Is that correct? If so, it looks like we would need to copy to the new location then delete the old files. Is that also correct?

    And finally is there a way to do this quickly and ideally without having to download the data to a client before sending it up to the new location? 

    Thanks for any advice

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:00 PM

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  • Greetings,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft forums. We are pleased to answer your query.

    Technically, there is just one layer of containers where all the blobs within it reside. Could you let us know how you have created sub-directories within the container?


    Md. Shihab

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:02 AM