Renaming a vhd or blob file


Here is another useful script I use when the portal or Storage Explorer doesn't have the ability to rename files. Remember to replace all the highlighted in red and italics with the correct names. Warning: This creates a copy with the new name and deletes the original blob.


#obtain the storage account context
$Context = New-AzureStorageContext -StorageAccountName "storage1" -StorageAccountKey "ExampleKeyk1213hi2" #obtain the access key from settings of the storage account.
Start-AzureStorageBlobCopy -SrcContainer "SourceContainerName" -DestContainer "DestinationContainerName" -SrcBlob "SourceVMOS.vhd" -DestBlob "NewVMOS.vhd" -Context $Context -DestContext $Context
Remove-AzureStorageBlob -Container "SourceContainerName" -Context $Context -Blob "SourceVMOS.vhd"


 

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