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Copying Files Using Azure Container Instance

In this hands-on lab, you will be copying files from one Azure Files share to another Azure Files share using a combination of the AzCopy utility and Azure Container Instances (ACI). By doing this, you are performing a real-world task by running jobs and tasks on the Azure resources using an ACI container. It is expected that you will have some experience using the AzCopy command-line utility and running jobs and tasks in Azure Container Instances.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Sep 20, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create azcopy Copy Command

    Craft a command that will copy files from a source Azure File share to a destination Azure File share using the azcopy command. Hint: The --recursive flag is required when copying files between share endpoints. AzCopy Documentation

  2. Challenge

    Save Command as PowerShell Variable

    Save the azcopy copy command you crafted into a variable declaration in a PowerShell environment. Hint: The Cloud Shell can act as your PowerShell environment. PowerShell Variables Documentation

  3. Challenge

    Run Command to Deploy ACI

    Deploy an Azure Container Instances (ACI) container using PowerShell Az cmdlets. Hint: Subsitute the -Command parameter with the $command variable. ACI Cmdlet Documentation

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