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Azure blob storage requires JFrog Container Registry, Pro, Enterprise X , or an Enterprise+ license.

Artifactory supports managing your Artifactory filestore on the cloud with Azure Blob Storage providing you with:

  1. Massive scalability
    On the cloud, your Artifactory filestore is massively scalable. You may freely continue to upload files without having to install or maintain any file storage devices. You can even upload files larger than 5 GB using multi-part upload with the blob size limit currently at 4.75 TB
  2. Security
    An Azure Blob Storage account offers a variety of security capabilities such as role-based access control, Azure Active Directory, in-transit security, Storage Service encryption and more. For full details on the security capabilities provided by Azure Blob Storage, please refer to Azure Storage Security Overview.
  3. Disaster recovery
    Since your files are replicated and stored with redundancy, using Azure Blob Storage offers the capability for disaster recovery.

Backup your system. Your current filestore will be deleted.

Setting up Artifactory to use Azure Blob Storage will delete all files in your current filestore.

If you already have a running installation of Artifactory, then before you setup Artifactory to use Azure Blob Storage and migrate your filestore to the cloud, we strongly recommend that you do a complete system backup.

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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 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

Whether you are installing Artifactory for the first time, or are moving your filestore to Azure Blob Storage in the context of upgrading Artifactory, we recommend that you first do a standard installation of Artifactory using the default settings, or a standard upgrade using your current settings.

To move your Artifactory filestore to Azure Blob Storage, execute the following steps:

  1. Shut down Artifactory.
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Start up Artifactory
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