Az copy available for Automation account runbook

WinTechie 196 Reputation points
2023-03-07T12:46:10.7966667+00:00

Hi,

I want to leverage Automation account runbook to initiate sync between two storage account file shares, for which I would be using Az copy.

Is AzCopy available to use in Automation account runbooks? OR will I have to deploy a windows based VM with AzCopy installed and execute my powershell script from there instead using automation account?

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  1. TP 18,931 Reputation points
    2023-03-21T16:21:47.3733333+00:00

    Hi,

    Runbooks that run in Azure sandbox don't support calling exes (like azcopy). One potential approach to get around this limitation would be to use Hybrid Runbook worker with a VM.

    Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker overview

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-hybrid-runbook-worker

    For reference, below link details sandbox limitation:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-runbook-execution#calling-processes

    If the above is helpful please click Accept Answer.

    Thanks.

    -TP