simple azure blob tools
This is a collection of very simple tools to manipulate blobs in azure blob storage. Most functions of the azure blob store aren’t available through these tools.
For most usecases
azure cli is absolutely over-powered and the official docker container weighs in at a whopping 1,13GiB (at time of writing).
azcopy is a go tool, that has a lot of good functionality. The interface is a bit clunky (anyone else who needed some time to wrap their head around
--from-to? Still not sure what half of the possible values do), but the deal breaker for me are the intentional lack of SharedKey and SAS authentication and the choice to use the kernel keyring, which is disabled in docker by default, or the gnome-session-keyring, also not available in docker, to store the session token. Without any option to use anything else.
List files with prefix
Output blob contents to STDOUT
Write blob contents from STDIN
mongodump --archive | azput https://<account>.blob.core.windows.net/<container>/<blob>
Currently authentication will always be automatically derived from the environment. The environment variables are conveniently named just like the
azure cli expects.
Supported methods (are tried in this order):
- connection string
- shared key via
- OAuth via
- metadata service
There are no releases (yet), so the easiest way is installing using go install:
go install github.com/jpicht/azcat/cmd/multi/...
This will install the five standalone tools
There is a fifth tool called
azblob which can be used in scenarios where more than one function is needed, but saving on size is necessary. It can either be used directly, but the command line options are a bit clunky and subject to change, or five symlinks (
azrm) can be created pointing to it, and it behaves (nearly) exactly like these tools.