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How to use "block blob"

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  • Hi everyone, I have a question: how can I use the storage type "block blob"? As I know I can't put a virtual machine disk...

    I am looking for a cheap storage to archive backup...and as I see in the calculator, the Block Blob is the cheapest.

    Monday, January 23, 2017 2:59 PM

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  • I add another question: what is the difference between the two pricing tier: "Standard - Blob Storage Account" and Standard - General Purpose Storage Account"?
    Monday, January 23, 2017 4:07 PM
  • Hi,

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

    Block blobs are optimized for streaming and storing cloud objects, and are a good choice for storing documents, media files, backups etc.

    While uploading the date to Azure Storage account it will ask you the blob type:

    Kindly refer the below article to find the deference between blob storage account and General Purpose Storage Account pricing:

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/pricing/details/storage/blobs/

    Blob storage accounts support only block and append blobs.

    For more details on Blob storage accounts, see Azure Blob Storage: Cool and Hot tiers.

    I hope that the reply will assist you in getting your query addressed. In case you require further assistance, please do reply to the thread as we are always available to your queries.

     

    Regards,

    Vikranth S.

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    Monday, January 23, 2017 7:19 PM
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  • Thank you for the answer. So, suppose I am using a backup server (windows) onpremise and I want to send the data to azure... as I know I can map as CIFS an azure storage if it is a "File Storage" type....but if I want to use "block blob" I need to use script and command line... so I don't understand if is it possible to map the "block blob" remotely in order to see it like a disk in my onpremise server.
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:40 AM
  • Hello,

    You can’t mount the Azure blob storage as a network drive. However, you can use the Azure storage client tools (i.e. Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer) to upload your data into the Azure storage.

    You can also use Azure Backup to store your data into the Azure cloud: What is Azure Backup?

    Regards,

    Vikranth S.

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    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:48 PM
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