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Is it possible to use a blob storage account in Azure for Jira Data Center's shared home directory?

James Seddon Feb 15, 2019

Hello Everyone,

We are in the process of trying out Jira Data Center in Azure, we currently have a hosted Jira Software (single server instance).

We have deployed using the Azure Markteplace template which worked without issues, we are now in the process of trying to edit some of the things done in the template to bring it more in line with our costs, one thing that we are trying to do and I'm asking here because I don't even know if it is possible is to use a Blob storage account instead of a file based storage account.  Is this something that is possible, and if so could someone help me understand where that configuration change would be made since I'm not seeing anywhere that looks like it would accept a blob access key.

Thanks!

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James Seddon Apr 03, 2019

For anyone who comes here looking for the answer ot this question, I ended up contacting support and this is the response I received:

Our requirement is only for having the fileshare visible as a volume in the OS. 
However, looking at the Azure documentation on file services, the Azure Files seems to be the simplest choice as it uses SMB 2.1 protocol and it does not need to support other complex and unnecessary features like REST requests in Blob Storage (which also does not seem to support SMB entirely). Also, Azure Disk appears to have extended functionality like the boot sector, which you do not need for the shared storage.

Essentially, yes, the Blob Storage should work. Keep in mind, though, to us it appears that Azure Files appears to be the best cost x benefit option, however, it might be good to confirm this with someone more specialized in Azure architecture since Atlassian does not provide official support for 3rd-party platforms.

Let me know if you have any further questions on this.

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