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 an appropriate storage account on Azure.
To learn more, see 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 license
For legacy versions prior to Artifactory 7.x, you will need:
- Artifactory 6.15.0+ (with an Enterprise license or higher)
- Artifactory 5.4.0+ (with an Enterprise license or higher)
- Configure 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.
- Migrate your filestore to the cloud
For an Artifactory HA cluster running version 5.0 or 6.0, to migrate your filestore, see Migrating Data from NFS.
- Start up Artifactory