How to move Azure Storage Blobs between containers
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Azure Storage is a versatile and secure storage service. You can create storage containers with folder hierarchies and storeBlobs in them. But it isn't very straightforward to move Blobs between containers or between storage accounts. Azure offers several options to help with this, includingAzure Storage Explorer.
Click on the"Browse data migration tools"button. This will show all the options to migrate or move data in Azure Storage. There are many options, including the Azure CLI, Azure Data Factory, AzCopy and the Azure Storage Explorer. This last one is a GUI-based application that enables you to manage data in Azure Storage
Use the downloaded file to install theAzure Storage Exploreron your machine and open it
When prompted,sign intoyour Azure account
Now you can see your Storage accounts and navigate through them. You can add and delete containers and Blobs. Navigate to the container that contains the Blobs, right-click on it and click"Copy Blob Container"
Copy Blob Container in the Azure Storage Explorer
Navigate to the other Azure Storage account, right-click theBlob Containersnode and click"Paste Blob Container". This copies the entire container, including Blobs and properties, to the Storage account
Click on the original container. This will reveal the Blobs in it
Select all the Blobsand click on theDeletebutton in the top menu. This is needed to move the Blobs, as there is no cut and paste functionality
Alternatively, you can also copy the Blobs that you need and paste them in any container, including in containers of other Storage accounts.
Paste Blobs to a container in the Azure Storage Explorer