How to – Use AzCopy to transfer files from local drive to Azure Blog Storage


AzCopy is a command-line utility that can be used for copying data to and from the storage accounts.

Download the appropriate version of the tool –

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-use-azcopy-v10#download-azcopy

We’d upload the files to the following container

Below will be the source files

Let us login first (here we are using Azure Active Directory to authorize AzCopy, the other option is using SAS token)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-use-azcopy-v10?WT.mc_id=itopstalk-blog-thmaure#authorize-azcopy

It will ask us to open the URL in the browser and enter the code followed by credentials.

After successful sign-in we can close the browser window.

Now let us transfer the directory along with the files inside it using the below syntax

azcopy copy ‘<local-directory-path>’

https://<storage-account-name&gt;.<blob or dfs>.core.windows.net/<container-name>’ – -recursive

in our case,

azcopy copy ‘C:\Customers’ ‘https://storageaccountrg9b58.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer1‘ – -recursive

Get the URL from the Properties of the container

Make sure the account (service principal) used has the Storage Blob Data Contributor or Storage Blog Data Owner role assigned required for uploading the files.

Run the command.

We can see the folder and files successfully transferred.

Check other posts – 

Transfer files using – Azure Blob Upload task and Premium File transfer task using SSIS Package

https://nishantrana.me/2020/11/24/transfer-files-from-local-drive-to-azure-blob-using-azure-blog-upload-task-ssis/

https://nishantrana.me/2020/11/20/transfer-files-from-local-drive-to-azure-blob-using-premium-file-transfer-task-ssis/

Hope it helps..

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Author: Nishant Rana

I love working in and sharing everything about Microsoft.NET technology !

4 thoughts on “How to – Use AzCopy to transfer files from local drive to Azure Blog Storage”

  1. Nice article, Azcopy was my favorite to do this kind of transfer to Azure blob, and because it takes all the bandwidth, we switched to a GUI alternative backup tool “Gs Richcopy 360”, it is fast and simple, also it provides brilliant options to control the speed of transferring to avoid bandwidth-consuming

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