Expire Data Based on Age in Azure Blob Storage

15 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In the scenario for this hands-on lab, you are the web admin for an online shopping site. The holidays are coming, so you anticipate holiday themed items becoming popular in your store. You plan to showcase these items on the homepage, in which a web app retrieves the photos for these items from an Azure Storage account. After the holiday season, you don’t want to keep these images, and the storage costs are too significant. You must find a way to automatically delete these photos after 30 days.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Upload the Photos to Blob Storage
  1. Download the photos to your computer from the following link: https://github.com/chadmcrowell/photos
  2. Upload the images to the container holidaySale in a folder named img.
Add a Policy to the `img` Folder
  1. Apply a policy that will automatically delete the img folder after 90 days.

Additional Resources

A storage account and blob container have already been provisioned with this hands-on lab. Within the Azure portal, upload the photos to the container named holidaySale, inside of a folder named img. Setup the necessary policy to delete ONLY the img folder after 30 days.

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