As I'm looking to take advantage of the SSD disks offering (D type in Azure), I understood that the only way to use them, is to copy the data to attached SSD disks from external storage like blob.

I have customized an Ubuntu image, and now looking for a way to copy this data on VM's start-ups.

What would be the best way to achieve this? Via standard Linux means (e.g. init script), or there is a better and faster measure provided by Azure?

  • Another option I thought of, is have the data in docker image, however I'm not sure whether dockers already work with the SSD type
    – SyRenity
    Feb 20, 2015 at 9:36

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One can use the Custom Script extension for automating tasks.

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