DirectoriesBufferConfiguration.DataSources Property


Gets a list of configured directories for file-based logs.

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

public IList<DirectoryConfiguration> DataSources { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IList<DirectoryConfiguration>

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IList

Returns IList<T>.

The DataSources collection stores the list of DirectoryConfiguration objects for each file-based logging directory. This property is used when retrieving or adding a DirectoryConfiguration object to Directories for your diagnostic monitor configuration, as Directories is of type DirectoriesBufferConfiguration.


The following code snippet gets the diagnostic configuration for each instance in a role, creates a new DirectoryConfiguration object for crash dumps, and sets the new configuration:

// Get the connection string. It's recommended that you store the connection string in your web.config or app.config file.
// Use the ConfigurationManager type to retrieve your storage connection string.  You can find the account name and key in
// the Windows Azure Management Portal (
//string connectionString = "DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=<AccountName>;AccountKey=<AccountKey>";
string connectionString = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["StorageConnectionString"].ConnectionString;

// The deployment ID and role name for your application can be obtained from the 
// Windows Azure Management Portal ( See your 
// application dashboard under Cloud Services.
string deploymentID = "e2ab8b6667644666ba627bdf6f5e4daa";
string roleName = "WebRole1";

// Get the DeploymentDiagnosticManager object for your deployment.
DeploymentDiagnosticManager diagManager = new DeploymentDiagnosticManager(connectionString, deploymentID);

// Get the RoleInstanceDiagnosticManager objects for each instance of your role.
IEnumerable<RoleInstanceDiagnosticManager> instanceManagers = diagManager.GetRoleInstanceDiagnosticManagersForRole(roleName);

// Iterate through the role instances and update the configuration.
foreach (RoleInstanceDiagnosticManager roleInstance in instanceManagers)
   DiagnosticMonitorConfiguration diagnosticConfiguration = roleInstance.GetCurrentConfiguration();

   // Create a new DirectoryConfiguration object.
   DirectoryConfiguration directoryConfiguration = new DirectoryConfiguration();

   // Add the name for the blob container in Windows Azure storage.
   directoryConfiguration.Container = "wad-crash-dumps";

   // Add the directory size quota for the blob container.
   directoryConfiguration.DirectoryQuotaInMB = 2048;

   // Add the directoryConfiguration to the Directories collection.

   // Schedule a transfer period of 30 minutes.
   diagnosticConfiguration.Directories.ScheduledTransferPeriod = TimeSpan.FromMinutes(30.0);

   // Set the configuration.

This API is not supported in Azure SDK versions 2.5 and higher. Instead, use the diagnostics.wadcfg XML configuration file. For more information, see Collect Logging Data by Using Azure Diagnostics.

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