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DiagnosticMonitor.UpdateStorageAccount Method

Updated: November 15, 2013

Updates the storage account information for the current diagnostic monitor.

Namespace: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics
Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics.dll)

public void UpdateStorageAccount (
	string connectionString



A String that specifies a connection string to a storage account, used for updating the diagnostic monitor’s storage configuration.

The storage configuration for a role instance’s DiagnosticMonitor is updated with the connection string input parameter. The diagnostic monitor’s configuration is updated immediately using the new storage account, you do not need to restart the DiagnosticMonitor.


The following code snippet creates a connection and calls the UpdateStorageAccount method:

// Create a connection string.  You can find the account name and key for 
// the storage account in the Windows Azure Management Portal (
string connectionString = "DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=<AccountName>;AccountKey=<AccountKey>";

// Update the DiagnosticMonitor with the new storage account information.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

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