Availability report and Used space report for Azure Storage container for month

MS Techie 2,681 Reputation points
2023-05-16T12:41:18.97+00:00

We are storing several Terra Bytes of data in the container in the Azure Storage Account.

We need to capture the monthly availability report and Used space report for this Azure Storage container. How can we capture this monthly summary report from Azure storage account container?

Is this reporting free of cost or does it cost money to monitor these metrics ?

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  1. KarishmaTiwari-MSFT 18,667 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-05-17T02:45:05.94+00:00

    @MS Techie Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Q&A.

    There are few quick ways you can get the used capacity data for your Storage account:

    #1. Login to Azure Portal -> Navigate to Storage Account -> Insights under Monitoring Tab ->
    Used capacity
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    You can use 'Open in Metrics Explorer' button -> select the 'Last 30 days' from dropdown on the right and export the data to excel.
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    #2. Login to Azure Portal -> Azure Monitor -> Storage accounts under Insights -> Select the subscription and storage account and time range as Last 30 days.

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    #3. Use Azure Browser or Azure Storage Explorer to get further insights at Container or Blob level.

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    #4. You can also use Azure Storage blob inventory to understand the total data size.

    The advanced monitoring capabilities that use your ingested data (see Insights and core solutions) are available at no additional cost.

    We are only using 'Insights' in 1 & 2. Insights are meant to be a starting point for monitoring a service or set of services. Some insights may also automatically pull additional data that's not captured or stored in Azure Monitor. For more information on monitoring insights, see Insights Overview.

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  1. Sedat SALMAN 13,265 Reputation points
    2023-05-17T01:09:02.9033333+00:00

    Azure provides several ways to monitor your storage account.

    Metrics in Azure Monitor: Azure Storage provides built-in integration with Azure Monitor, which collects metric data about your storage account. The data includes total requests, availability, egress, ingress, success percentages, latency, and capacity (used space). You can create charts based on these metrics and pin them to your Azure Dashboard for easy access.

    Metrics in Azure Monitor are free of charge. However, storing metric data for longer than the included 93 days comes with a cost. You can check the pricing details here.

    Azure Storage Analytics: Storage Analytics logs detailed information about successful and failed requests to a storage service. This can be useful when you want to trace requests, analyze usage trends, and diagnose issues with your storage account.

    While Storage Analytics is a free feature, the data it generates is stored in a blob in your storage account and is therefore billable. The cost is based on the amount of data stored.

    Azure Advisor: Azure Advisor provides personalized recommendations based on the well-architected framework for best practices. It includes recommendations for cost, security, reliability, operational excellence, and performance. For storage, it could provide insights into optimizing your costs. Azure Advisor is free of charge.

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