How to delete automatically generated containers in storage account?

AnjuSharma-7416 1 Reputation point
2022-10-06T18:08:05.197+00:00

I have a LogicApps workflow that is generating automatic containers in the storage account every time the job runs. One of the suggestions I saw said that this can be done through ADF. The issue is that the names of these containers are completely random - so there is no way for me to filter them based on a certain prefix or suffix. Example name: 26e37727-4666-4f09-8595-2e83d9d427f4.

How can I delete these automatically generated containers from the storage account? Also, would anyone happen to know why these empty containers may be generating automatically?

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  1. Carlos Solís Salazar 17,021 Reputation points MVP
    2022-10-07T00:53:42.103+00:00

    Hi @AnjuSharma-7416

    Thank you for asking this question on the **Microsoft Q&A Platform. **

    You can Configure a lifecycle management policy in your Storage Account and delete the data after N days.

    Also I found this document which may help you: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-paas-blog/delete-all-the-azure-storage-blob-content-before-n-days-using/ba-p/838870

    Hope this helps!

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  2. JananiRamesh-MSFT 22,056 Reputation points
    2022-10-10T13:40:03.153+00:00

    Hi @AnjuSharma-7416 Thanks for reaching out. You can use azure automation to scan the containers in your storage account and delete them periodically. please refer this sample blog to implement the same https://blog.sqlserveronline.com/2018/07/04/powershell-azure-automation-delete-older-containers-azure-storage-account/

    let me know if you need any additional assistance, I would be happy to assist you.

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