Setup Microsoft Azure data store

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CafeX stores the content of your tracks in a blob container of a storage account you provide.

Microsoft provide a number of storage account types. CafeX requires an account type that supports the Blob service, see: Azure storage account overview. This article assumes you are using a general-purpose v2 storage account.

Azure Configuration

Storage Account

To create a new storage account in Microsoft Azure follow the steps in: Azure—Create a general-purpose storage account. CafeX requires that you set all of the following:

  • Storage account name, for CafeX to reference it.
  • Secure transfer required to Enabled
  • Access Tier to Hot

Blob Container

To create a new blob container: see Azure—Create a blob in object storage.

CafeX Configuration

With an appropriate storage account and blob container (see: Azure Configuration), to configure CafeX:

  1. From the fast track menu, click Tenant settings
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  2. Click Data Storage
  3. In the Type drop down, choose Azure
    Complete the configuration for your storage account as follows:

    Input field Description
    Account Name The storage account name in your Azure account (See:Storage Account).
    Account Key To find your account key, see: Azure—Manage storage account settings.
    Container Name The name of the blob container in the Blobs section of your storage account (See: Blob Container).
  4. Click Update

For an overview of what CafeX stores in your data storage account see Setting up CafeX.