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Searching for Files in a Blob Storage Container

Andy Brownsword hits one of my bugbears:

Shifting from handling data on premises to Azure has been a real change of mindset. Whilst what I want to build may be similar, the how part is completely different. There‚Äôs a learning curve not just to the tooling but how you use it too.

This is one of those instances.

I had a storage container with files which had a date in their name. I wanted to perform a wildcard search to select some of them. That sounds straight forward, right?

This is unnecessarily painful, especially if you’re trying to find the right full backup in a container filled with full and transaction log backup files. Andy’s solution does work but also requires a full scan of keys. And I don’t think there’s a better way to do it.