Storage Account creation issues With PowerShell


  • I am attempting to create a storage group and am running into some issues.

    Here is the code I am working with:

    # Azure bug?
    $StorageAccountName = 'myazurefileshare'
    $Share              = 'FileShare'
    $Location           = 'North Europe'

    $ac = Get-AzureStorageAccount -StorageAccountName $StorageAccountName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    "Storage account exists? [$(if ($ac) {$true} else {$false})]"
    If (!$ac)  # Does not exist - so create it
         Write-Verbose "Storage Account [$StorageAccountName] in [$Location] does not exist"
         Write-Verbose "Creating Storage Account [$StorageAccountName] in [$Location]"
         New-AzureStorageAccount -StorageAccountName $StorageAccountName `
            -Location $Location -type 'Standard_GRS'

    If I run this with verbose on, I get this:

    VERBOSE: 19:58:11 - Begin Operation: Get-AzureStorageAccount
    VERBOSE: 19:58:12 - Completed Operation: Get-AzureStorageAccount
    Storage account exists? [False]
    VERBOSE: Storage Account [myazurefileshare] in [North Europe] does not exist
    VERBOSE: Creating Storage Account [myazurefileshare] in [North Europe]
    VERBOSE: 19:58:12 - Begin Operation: New-AzureStorageAccount
    New-AzureStorageAccount : ConflictError: The storage account named 'myazurefileshare' is already taken.
    At line:13 char:6
    +      New-AzureStorageAccount -StorageAccountName $StorageAccountName  ...
    +      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : CloseError: (:) [New-AzureStorageAccount], CloudException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Commands.ServiceManagement.StorageServices.NewAzureStorageAccountCommand
    VERBOSE: 19:58:14 - Completed Operation: New-AzureStorageAccount

    So - when I do Get-AzureStorageAccount, it tells me that the storage account does not exist.  But when I try to create it, it fails as the name exists. Needless to say, Test-AzureName is consistent with the error returned:

    C:> Test-AzureName -Storage myazurefileshare
    VERBOSE: The storage account named 'myazurefileshare' is already taken.

    So why does Get-AzureStorageAccount not return the actual storage account that Test-Azurename says exists?


    Thomas Lee <DoctorDNS@Gmail.Com>

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 6:59 PM


  • The problems is user error

    Test-AzureName looks at the global namespace - not just in my own storage account. The issue was someone else has already used that storage account name. 

    Thomas Lee <DoctorDNS@Gmail.Com>

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 9:29 PM