Creating an Azure Blob Storage Virtual Client

After installing the File System Core, File System, and Cloud Apps packages on the proxy client computer, you must create a virtual client to perform backup and restore operations.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click Client Computers, and then click New Client > Cloud Storage > Azure BLOB.

    The New Azure Storage Client dialog box appears.

  2. On the General tab, provide the following details:
    1. In the Client Name box, type a name for the new virtual client.
    2. In the Instance Name box, type a name for the instance.
    3. In the Access Node box, select the proxy client computer where the Cloud Apps package is installed.
    4. In the Storage Policy box, select a storage policy for the backup and restore operations.
    5. In the Number of Data Backup Streams box, type the number of data streams to use for backups. The maximum value is 99.

      Note: The number of streams must not exceed the maximum number configured in the subclient storage policy. The CommServe allocates streams depending on the availability of resources.

  3. On the Connection Details tab, provide the following details:
    1. From the Host URL list, select the Azure Blob Storage service account URL (blob.core.windows.net).

      To back up Azure File shares in the Azure Storage service account, select the Azure File Share URL (file.core.windows.net).

    2. In the Azure Account Name box, type the name of the Azure Storage service account.

      In addition to the proxy access node, if you want to use a network proxy for communicating with the Azure Storage service account, enter the Azure Storage service account name in the following format:





      where asawecommon01backup01 is the account name, and is the proxy IP number and port number.

      Note: @ is not required if there are no user credentials for the network proxy.

    3. In the Access Key box, type the secret access key of your Azure Storage service account.
    4. In the Verify Access Key box, re-type the secret access key of your Azure Storage service account.
  4. Click OK.


The Commvault software creates an Azure Blob Storage virtual client that contains a default instance.

Last modified: 3/1/2018 4:42:30 PM