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How do I create a container in Azure Blob storage?

Last Update: 2/19/2016 1:34 PM

​​How do I create a container in Azure Blob storage?

Answer:

The Destination container that you define in a Cloud Storage migration must exist before starting the migration. The migration will fail if the Destination container doesn't exist. You can define an existing container or create a new one for the Cloud Storage migration project.

Follow the steps below to create a new container in an existing Azure storage account:

  1. Sign in to the Azure dashboard.
  2. In the navigation pane, click on All Resources.
  3. Choose the desired storage account.
  4. Click on Blobs.
  5. Click on + Container and click on Container.

  6. Give the container a name and choose an access type.

    Note: Use the container name as the Destination container in your Cloud Migration project. You also need the access key for the container. To learn more about Azure Blob storage account access keys, read KB005296: ​How do I get an access key for Azure Blob storage?​
  7. Click on Create.

 

Follow the steps below to create a new container in a new Azure storage account:

  1. Sign in to the Azure dashboard.
  2. In the navigation pane, click on New.
  3. Click on Data + Storage.
  4. Click on Storage account.
  5. Choose Resource management as the deployment model and click on Create.

  6. Give the storage account a name.
  7. Select a storage account type.

    Note: To learn more about storage account types, read Azure Storage Pricing.
  8. Select a Subscription.
  9. Select a Resource group.
  10. Select a Location.
  11. Click on Create.
  12. In the navigation pane, click on All resources.
  13. Choose the storage account recently created.
  14. Click on Blobs.
  15. Click on + Container and click on Container.

  16. Give the container a name and choose an access type.

    Note: Use the container name as the Destination container in your Cloud Migration project. You also need the access key for the container. To learn more about Azure Blob storage account access keys, read KB005296: ​How do I get an access key for Azure Blob storage?​
  17. Click on Create.

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