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Using vhd in the Azure Cloud Drive from a VM Role as a drive letter RRS feed

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  • Im my situation i am creating an application that takes in data from FTP and stores that file and them processes the file on the VM that i created and uploaded via VM Role. I have uploaded a 1TB VHD to the cloud drive as a pgae blob to store the data the comes in via FTP. How do i mount the drive letter to the VM so that i can use it as a 1TB drive that appears as another hard drive in my computer or network as X: for example.

    The VM should not be rebooted or changed but because of the significant importance of the files coming in i need storage that is NOT stateless like the VM storage hence the 1TB page blob in the Cloud Drive.

    How do i get the VM to see the 1TB drive? How do i mount the drive since in my VM role there was no programming pages?

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:20 PM

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