Attachments on Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

This addon allows to store the attachments (documents and assets) on Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.

Configuration

Activate Azure Blob storage:

  • Create or set the system parameter with the key ir_attachment.location and the value in the form azure.

Configure accesses with environment variables:

  • AZURE_STORAGE_CONNECTION_STRING or
  • AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT_NAME
  • AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT_URL
  • AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT_KEY

One container will be created per database using the RUNNING_ENV environment variable and the name of the database. By default, RUNNING_ENV is set to dev.

The container name can be overridden with environment variable AZURE_STORAGE_NAME. The strings {db} and {env} can be used inside that variable and the values will be replaced respectively by the database name and environment name.

The container name will also be stored in the database for each attachment, and will be used to access the right container in the storage.

This addon must be added in the server wide addons with (--load option):

--load=web,attachment_azure

The System Parameter ir_attachment.storage.force.database can be customized to force storage of files in the database. See the documentation of the module base_attachment_object_storage.

Limitations

  • You need to call env['ir.attachment'].force_storage() after having changed the ir_attachment.location configuration in order to migrate the existing attachments to Azure Blob Storage.

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