Find out what’s really going on underneath the covers as we demystify storage in the Azure Cloud Shell in this edition of Azure Tips and Tricks. The first time that you interact with the Azure Cloud Shell, it’ll ask you to create an Azure storage account.
It’s going to use the storage account to persist any keys or any scripts that you might need whenever you’re interacting with your resources. Here, if you look at my research groups, I have a research group called cloud-shell-storage-westus. In here you could see the storage account that got created for me. Now, if I was supposed to invoke the Cloud Shell, let’s run an LS command. You’ll see that I have a clouddrive folder that’s already mounted for me.
Let’s make this a little bit bigger so you can see what’s going on. Now, if I go into that cloud drive directory, you’ll see that I also have another folder called the cloudconsole. So, let’s go into that too Inside of here, I have a file called acc_cecileimg.
This is the file that’s actually backing the Azure Cloud Shell to persist any of the information you might need.