Data is the key to almost all solutions. Obviously, at some point, we will need to move it. And this is when AzCopy will come to the rescue. In this short post/video I will share how you can securely copy a Zip file (aka. data), from one location (blob storage, AWS) to a blob storage in an Azure subscription (the same subscription or a different one).
What is AzCopy
AzCopy is a command-line utility that you can use to copy blobs or files to or from a storage account. It can run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. And... It's already available pre-install inside Cloud Shell!
How it works
AzCopy can do many things but let's focus on the "copy" feature. To copy a file from a location to another one here the command to execute:
azcopy copy https://url-source https://url-destination
It looks simple, right? And it is. To keep it secure AzCopy can use Shared Access Signature (SAS) tokens. To get those in Azure, you can execute a command (ex: az storage container generate-sas) or use the Azure Portal.
Once you are in the Azure portal open the account storage of your source or destination (you will have to do both).
How about Az CLI and PowerShell
If you prefer copying or moving your files using native commands in Azure PowerShell and Az CLI it's also possible here a previous post about that: How to copy files between Azure subscription from Windows, Linux, OS X, or the cloud. There is also a video for this one https://youtu.be/cE8qwnSk9qs