Friday, September 9, 2016

copy azure storage containers to another storage account - Powershell - AzCopy

Powershell is very handy when you need some quick way of moving your data around. Some time back i was thinking that, moving data between azure storage account is very rare task, and you may not have good reason to do it.

Some time you need to move data between storage account, which are in different azure subscription.

In any case there can be different way of doing same task. recently i was given a task to move azure storage account blobs from one storage account to another storage account manually :).

May be i am lazy , but moving data manually from one storage account to another is error prune task.
I was looking for a automated way , to do manual assignment.

And to achieve that i have written little powershell script , which did my job very easily.

Here is the script.

#Start Writing Log to target file
Start-Transcript -path D:\AzCopyLog.log -append

#Path to AzCopy.exe, look at for more help
$AzCopyPath='C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\AzCopy\AzCopy'


#Get Storage Account Context for listing all containers
$Ctx = New-AzureStorageContext -StorageAccountName $AzCopySourceAccountName 
-StorageAccountKey $AzCopySourceAccountKey

#List of containers on source storage account.
$list=Get-AzureStorageContainer -Context $Ctx | select name

#Iterate over all containers, and execute AzCopy command for each container.
foreach ( $item in $list ) { 

  #Container name  

  #Log container name
  ECHO 'Container Name:'`t$container

  #Execure AzCopy Command
  CMD /C $AzCopyPath /Source:https://$$container /Dest:https://$$container /SourceKey:$AzCopySourceAccountKey /DestKey:$AzCopyDestAccountKey /S /Y


 ECHO '#'$list.Count 'containers, successfully copied.'


Most of the script is self explanatory. I have used AzCopy.exe to achieve this task. we can write same code in C#, using windows azure storage client library. 

We can leverage more options of AzCopy command at


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