Can I rename a Azure Storage Blob

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Can one possibly rename a Storage Blob by using the Azure Storage API from a Web Role? For now, the only solution I have come across is to copy the blob to a new blob with the correct name and delete the old one. Can someone let me know there's any other way?

Thanks in advance!
May 10, 2018 in Azure by null_void
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Though the approach I'm about to share is quite old, still it standsout among other ways, as it is easy and automative. The blog will  show you a very quick method to rename blobs which are uploaded. Following is the set of cmdlets which are perform the required "rename" functionality:

//set the azure container
string blobContainer = "myContainer";
//azure connection string
string dataCenterSettingKey = string.Format("DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName={0};AccountKey={1}", "xxxx",
//setup the container object
CloudStorageAccount cloudStorageAccount = CloudStorageAccount.Parse(dataCenterSettingKey);
CloudBlobClient blobClient = cloudStorageAccount.CreateCloudBlobClient();
CloudBlobContainer container = blobClient.GetContainerReference(blobContainer);

// Set permissions on the container.
BlobContainerPermissions permissions = new BlobContainerPermissions();
permissions.PublicAccess = BlobContainerPublicAccessType.Blob;

//grab the blob
CloudBlob existBlob = container.GetBlobReference("myBlobName");
CloudBlob newBlob = container.GetBlobReference("myNewBlobName");
//create a new blob
//delete the old

answered May 10, 2018 by club_seesharp
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selected Aug 3, 2018 by Priyaj
Thanks a ton. It was helpful!
I had the same issue..this works for me though:)

Yes blob file can be ranamed  you can always use Clone with New Name feature in Azure storage explorer to rename any blob

explained here follow


Unfortunately these classes are retired in Java Blob SDK v12.

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