How to connect your Azure Blob Storage

Learn how to connect your Azure Blob Storage to Weap.io

Connecting your Azure Blob Storage account to Weap.io is simple and quick.

1. Create an Azure Storage account

Open your Azure portal and on the sidebar hover your mouse over Storage accounts until a small modal appears. On the modal click Create.

Now it's time to configure the new storage. Create a new resource group with an intuitive name (we named it weap-backups for this example).

Next, you must type a unique Storage account name. This must be unique across all existent Azure storage names.

The next thing is to select a region. For this example, we selected Germany West Central.

The Standard performance is more than enough but if you want, feel free to choose Premium.

As Redundancy we selected GRS, but again, fell free to change it if you have different requirements.

As the final step, click the button Review + create and proceed with the creation of the new storage.

2. Create a new container

After creating the storage, click the button Go to resource.

On the resource page, click Containers on the left sidebar and then click + Container to create a new container.

A new sidebar on the right will appear. Give a name to your container and click Create. Remember this name because you will need it later.

3. Generate the Access Key

On the resource page click Access keys on the left sidebar.

Now you can see the access keys for your new storage. Copy the Storage account name and the first Key.

4. Add the storage to Weap.io

Open your Weap.io dashboard and go to the Storages settings. Click the Add storage button, select the Azure Blob Storage provider and fill the form with the follwoing details:

  • Friendly name: a name to easily recognize your storage account later in the Weap.io dashboard

  • Azure account: the name of your Azure Storage account you choosed at step 1. For this example we used weapbackups

  • Azure Access Key: the key you generated at step 3

  • Azure Blob Container: the container you generated at step 2. We used my-backups-container for this example

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