Azure - Setup an Storage Account
You will need a storage account for all the backups your cloud services will make.
When you create VM's, databases, etc they will all need to be connected to a Storage Account.
How to create a general storage account.
@Location: New Portal
- Click "+ New"
- (As of 08-31-27) it is actually best to start this process while creating your first VM. For some reason Azure has issues recognizing Pre existing storage accounts, but once created from within a VM then this storage account seems to be available to all systems as long as they are in the same Location.
- Choose "Data + Storage"
- Choose "Storage Account"
- Set Storage: "flstorage"
- Set Pricing Tier: "R"
- Set Resource Group: "Default-Storage-CentralUS"
- Set Subscription: FieldLevel
- Set Location: Central US
- Enable diagnostics so you can monitor your storage usage. More.. This will cost extra, but in the beginning its a good idea to keep on eye on how all of your system is growing.
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27 August 2015