Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Windows Azure Storage and Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) – Lets Have Some Fun

Recently Windows Azure Storage introduced a bunch of new changes. I wrote a blog post summarizing these changes which you can read here: http://gauravmantri.com/2013/11/28/new-changes-to-windows-azure-storage-a-perfect-thanksgiving-gift/. One of the important changes is the support for Cross-Origin … [Read more...]

New Changes to Windows Azure Storage – A Perfect Thanksgiving Gift

Yesterday Windows Azure Storage announced a number of enhancements to the core service. These enhancements are long awaited and with the way things are implemented, all I can say is that it was worth the wait. In this blog post, we will go over these changes. There are so many changes that if I … [Read more...]

Backup WordPress Site to Windows Azure Storage using “BackupToAzure” Plugin

It gives me great pleasure to announce “BackupToAzure” plugin for WordPress. This plugin will allow you to take a full backup of your existing WordPress site to Windows Azure Storage. The plugin is free and is open source!!! Download the plugin from WordPress Plugin Directory: … [Read more...]

Uploading Large File By Splitting Into Blocks In Windows Azure Blob Storage Using Windows Azure SDK For PHP

In this blog post, we will see how you can upload a large blob in blob storage using Windows Azure SDK for PHP. I must state that I don’t know anything about PHP and did this exercise in order to help somebody out on StackOverflow. What helped me in the process is excellent documentation on PHP’s … [Read more...]

Windows Azure Blob Storage – Dealing With “The specified blob or block content is invalid” Error

If you’re uploading blobs by splitting blobs into blocks and you get the error - The specified blob or block content is invalid, then this post is for you. Short Version If you’re uploading blobs by splitting blobs into blocks and you get the above mentioned error, ensure that your block … [Read more...]

Uploading Large Files in Windows Azure Blob Storage Using Shared Access Signature, HTML, and JavaScript

In my last post I talked about Shared Access Signature feature of Windows Azure Storage. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2013/02/13/revisiting-windows-azure-shared-access-signature/. In this post we’ll put that to some practical use :). One thing I wanted to accomplish … [Read more...]

Revisiting Windows Azure Shared Access Signature

In this blog post, we’ll talk about Shared Access Signature (SAS) functionality in Windows Azure. Steve Marx (@smarx) wrote excellent blog posts on the same subject a few years ago which you can read here: http://blog.smarx.com/posts/shared-access-signatures-are-easy-these-days, … [Read more...]

Simple Calculator for Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3 Pricing

UPDATE - 06-DECEMBER-2012 I originally wrote this post in September 2012. Recently at their re:Invent event, Amazon announced reduction in their storage prices by 24-28% (http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/11/amazon-s3-price-reduction-december-1-2012.html). Yesterday Microsoft announced similar price … [Read more...]

How to move Windows Azure Virtual Machines from one Subscription to another

Quite recently I was helping somebody out on MSDN forums with a question about Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS). One thing that came up on that thread is how would one move their VMs from one subscription to another. There could be many reasons as to why one would want to do this. One possible … [Read more...]

How to Copy a Bucket from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using “Copy Blob”

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about how you can copy an object (file) from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using improved “Copy Blob” functionality. You can read that post here: … [Read more...]