How to copy disk into storage account as blob block?

Gregorio Montaño 246 Reputation points


I want to create a backup of a disk as a Block Blob (not a Page blob) then Archive this blob.
Currently, the steps I do are:

  1. Export Disk by downloading the VHD file
  2. Upload the VHD file as a block blob into the storage account

I used this instead of Recovery Services Vault for our "Decommissioned Disks" as it is way much cheaper.

Is there a way to directly upload the blob directly to storage account without downloading the VHD file? Something like the command below or similar:
azcopy cp <SAS URI from the export disk> <URL for storage account>

Thanks for any inputs.

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  1. Andreas Baumgarten 99,551 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Gregorio Montaño ,

    maybe this is helpful to get started:


    (If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you)

    Andreas Baumgarten

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  2. Gregorio Montaño 246 Reputation points

    Thank you for sharing links @Andreas Baumgarten .
    I was able to make it work using ./azcopy cp --blob-type BlockBlob


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