Need help in fixing the Error while creating a storage account to copy the VHD file.

Karthik Sundaresh 0 Reputation points
2023-04-28T11:06:41.4+00:00

A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument 'Storage account name'.

try {
    # Create the context for the storage account which will be used to copy the disk to the storage account 
    Write-Log -Message "Attempting to create storage account: $($StorageAccountName)" -Level Info
    $StorageAccount = New-AzStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup -Name $storageAccountName -SkuName Standard_LRS -Kind StorageV2 -MinimumTlsVersion TLS1_2 -AllowBlobPublicAccess $false -PublicNetworkAccess disabled -Location $VM.Location
    $StorageAccountKey = Get-AzStorageAccountKey –ResourceGroupName $StorageAccount.ResourceGroupName `–Name $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName
    $DestinationContext = New-AzStorageContext –StorageAccountName $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName `–StorageAccountKey ($StorageAccountKey).Value[0]
    Write-Log -Message "Attempting to create storage account container: $($StorageAccountName)" -Level Info
    $Container = New-AzStorageContainer -Name $StorageContainerName -Permission "Off" -Context $DestinationContext -ErrorAction Stop
    Write-Log -Message "Success: created storage account: $($StorageAccountName) and container: $($StorageAccountName)" -Level Info
}
catch {
    Write-Log -Message "Failed to create storage account for transfer. Exit script" -Level Warn
    Write-Log -Message $_ -Level Warn
    StopIteration
    Exit 1
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  1. Sedat SALMAN 13,265 Reputation points
    2023-04-28T11:19:32.9633333+00:00

    To fix the error, simply replace $storageAccountName with $StorageAccountName in the script

    try {
        # Create the context for the storage account which will be used to copy the disk to the storage account 
        Write-Log -Message "Attempting to create storage account: $($StorageAccountName)" -Level Info
        $StorageAccount = New-AzStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup -Name $StorageAccountName -SkuName Standard_LRS -Kind StorageV2 -MinimumTlsVersion TLS1_2 -AllowBlobPublicAccess $false -PublicNetworkAccess disabled -Location $VM.Location
        $StorageAccountKey = Get-AzStorageAccountKey –ResourceGroupName $StorageAccount.ResourceGroupName `–Name $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName
        $DestinationContext = New-AzStorageContext –StorageAccountName $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName `–StorageAccountKey ($StorageAccountKey).Value[0]
        Write-Log -Message "Attempting to create storage account container: $($StorageAccountName)" -Level Info
        $Container = New-AzStorageContainer -Name $StorageContainerName -Permission "Off" -Context $DestinationContext -ErrorAction Stop
        Write-Log -Message "Success: created storage account: $($StorageAccountName) and container: $($StorageAccountName)" -Level Info
    }
    catch {
        Write-Log -Message "Failed to create storage account for transfer. Exit script" -Level Warn
        Write-Log -Message $_ -Level Warn
        StopIteration
        Exit 1
    }
    
    
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  2. Rich Matheisen 45,416 Reputation points
    2023-04-29T19:36:33.35+00:00

    These two lines are incorrect:

    $StorageAccountKey = Get-AzStorageAccountKey –ResourceGroupName $StorageAccount.ResourceGroupName `–Name $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName
        $DestinationContext = New-AzStorageContext –StorageAccountName $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName `–StorageAccountKey ($StorageAccountKey).Value[0]
    
    

    They both use an en-dash instead of a hyphen, and the "-Name" and "-StoreAccountKey" parameter both have a backtick escape in front of the eh-dash.

    Also, it's unnecessary use this sort of code $($variableName) when a simple variable name is used within a double quoted string. That's only necessary when for example, you're referencing an objects' property like this: $_.property or $object.property and the string interpolation would use the $<underbar> and $object as the thing your interested in.

    Try this:

    try {
        # Create the context for the storage account which will be used to copy the disk to the storage account 
        Write-Log -Message "Attempting to create storage account: $StorageAccountName" -Level Info
        $StorageAccount = New-AzStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup -Name $storageAccountName -SkuName Standard_LRS -Kind StorageV2 -MinimumTlsVersion TLS1_2 -AllowBlobPublicAccess $false -PublicNetworkAccess disabled -Location $VM.Location
        $StorageAccountKey = Get-AzStorageAccountKey -ResourceGroupName $StorageAccount.ResourceGroupName -Name $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName
        $DestinationContext = New-AzStorageContext -StorageAccountName $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName -StorageAccountKey ($StorageAccountKey).Value[0]
        Write-Log -Message "Attempting to create storage account container: $StorageAccountName" -Level Info
        $Container = New-AzStorageContainer -Name $StorageContainerName -Permission "Off" -Context $DestinationContext -ErrorAction Stop
        Write-Log -Message "Success: created storage account: $StorageAccountName and container: $StorageAccountName" -Level Info
    }
    catch {
        Write-Log -Message "Failed to create storage account for transfer. Exit script" -Level Warn
        Write-Log -Message $_ -Level Warn
        StopIteration
        Exit 1
    }
    

  3. Rich Matheisen 45,416 Reputation points
    2023-04-29T20:09:17.55+00:00

    Well, it took 25 minutes for my original answer to appear, so I'll just remove this one. :-/

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