I am in the process of moving a client’s site from a traditional web hosting platform to azure’s cloud service. The web app uses a sql database that has a file name reference to images in a physical folder on the web server. I need to get these images into an Azure’s blob storage.

To get these images uploaded I decided to use a command line tool called “AzCopy”. You can learn more about the project at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2012/12/03/azcopy-uploading-downloading-files-for-windows-azure-blobs.aspx.

The link to download the utility is located on Github.

Here is a sample command:

AzCopy C:webrootiisimages.site.comwwwrootuploads 
https://CONTAINER_NAME.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/ /destkey:[AZURE KEY]