Can we add new blob storages to an existing HDI cluster without r

Kinya Munini 1 Reputation point

Hi Team,

I have a scenario where I have an existing cluster. I created 2 new blob storages. I wanted to add these storages to that existing HDI.

Is there any way to add these storages to the HDI cluster and get effect without having to delete and re-create the HDI Cluster.

I tried to check if through the portal it can be done and found one article but does not give clear steps to follow.

Please let me know if this can be done.

Here is the link:

Thank you

Azure HDInsight
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An Azure managed cluster service for open-source analytics.
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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 84,936 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Kinya Munini ,

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    To help you understand "how to add the new blob storage to an existing HDInsight cluster".

    I had created a storage account name cheprahdi and created a container named chepra and upload a file named sales.csv and I would like to access the following storage account using Azure HDInsight.


    Here are the steps to add new blob storage to an existing HDInsight cluster:Using Script Action:

    Note: Using a storage account in a different location than the HDInsight cluster is not supported.

    Go to HDInsight cluster => Navigate to Settings => Select Script actions => Click on + Submit New => Script type Add an Azure Storage account => Node Type Head => replace <storageaccountname> and <storageaccountkey> => Click Create.




    Now login to Head node and check if you are able to access the storage account.


    Hope this will help. Please let us know if any further queries.


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