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Setting up Azure Blob Storage
Artifactory requires the use of Azure block blob storage, a storage system optimized for unstructured text and binary data. Block blobs are made up of blocks of data that can be managed individually, which is appropriate as an Artifactory filestore.
Before setting up an Artifactory for filestore, you must create a block blob storage account on Azure.
To learn more, please refer to Introduction to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage in the Microsoft Azure documentation.
Setting up Artifactory to Use Azure Blob Storage
First time installation or upgrade
To move your Artifactory filestore to Azure Blob Storage, execute the following steps:
- Shut down Artifactory.
- Set your enterprise license
- Configure Artifactory to use Azure Blob Storage
- Migrate your filestore to the cloud
- Start up Artifactory
Setting Your License
To use Azure Blob Storage, your Artifactory installation needs to be activated with an enterprise license.
Configuring Artifactory to Use Azure Blob Storage
To configure Artifactory to use Azure Blob Storage, you need to use the Azure Blob Storage binary provider described in Configuring the Filestore.
Migrating Your Filestore
For an Artifactory HA cluster running version 5.0 and above, to migrate your filestore, please refer to Migrating Data from NFS.