How To: Use the Board CLOUD Shared Storage

Document created by mik1893 Employee on Jul 13, 2017Last modified by ggallo on Jul 13, 2017
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The BOARD Shared Storage is a CLOUD resource that can be optionally provided in your Cloud Instance.  It is a Data File Storage that is accessible from any BOARD Application resident on a BOARD Cloud Instance like a standard legacy hard-drive. By default it is labelled “z”. Board Data Reader can load files from the z:\ path.


The BOARD Shared Storage is also identified through an environment variable named “BSS” (Board Shared Storage) that you can use referring it as %BSS% in the data-reader, procedure etc.  


In order to access it from on-premise network, you can use the "AZCOPY", a command line tool, or the Storage Explorer, a GUI Application. They are both supplied by Microsoft and a Shared Access Signature (SAS) must be given by the BOARD International Cloud Team.    


The SAS is a URI that encompasses in its query parameters, all of the information for an authenticated access to a Shared Storage.All data are transferred using the https protocol using a TLSv1.2, 2048-bit SHA256


Here some examples of commands:

Upload all files from folder "folder_1":

AzCopy /Source:C:\folder_1 /Dest:"[SAS URI]" /S


Upload the file "file_1" from folder "folder_1":

AzCopy /Source:C:\folder_1 /Dest:"[SAS URI]” /Pattern:file_1.csv


To download the command line tool AZCOPY click


To download the AZCOPY handbook click here


To download the Storage Explorer GUI click