Configuring a Microsoft Azure Target
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Configuring a Microsoft Azure Target

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Igneous supports uploading objects directly to various Microsoft Azure storage tiers including Azure Archive Blobs. Uploading to Azure Archive Blobs require a 2 step upload process - uploading to either Hot or Cold tiers and issuing additional API calls to move the object to Archive Blob store. Igneous strives to leverage the most economical upload methodology thus we would upload to Hot tier and immediately issue the API call to move the object to Archive Blobs. This avoids storage cost at the Hot tier as well as the early access penalty of the Cold tier.

Setting up a policy to write to Azure

To create a Microsoft Azure cloud account

  1. Login to Igneous
  2. Select Policies in the left hand navigation menu
  3. Select Create Policy
  4. Select Backup policy
  5. Click the + icon to the right of the retention setting for on-premises storage
  6. Click on Select a cloud target and select Add a new provider
  7. Select Microsoft Azure

Azure_policy_create

Note: The Igneous to Microsoft Azure account field mapping is as follows

Igneous Microsoft Azure
Account name Azure account username
Secret Key Storage resource Secret Key

The secret key for the account is created at the Storage Resource level. In the below screenshot, it is found in "Settings" -> "Access Keys" for the blobstorage resource. Either key can be used.
Azure_access_key

  1. Once the account is created, the various available storage tiers for the account will be available for your choosing.
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