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Create and Restore File Share Snapshots in Azure

Your company needs to ensure that backups are in place for all file shares. File versioning is also important, because employees are often modifying files within the file share. To test functionality, you are tasked with taking a shapshot of a file share and restoring it to your Windows machine.

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  1. Challenge

    Create a Storage Account and File Share

    1. Open the Azure Portal and create a new storage account.
    2. Create a file share named fileshare1 with a 6 GiB limit.
  2. Challenge

    Connect File Share to Windows VM

    1. Disable the Windows Firewall and connect the file share to the provided Windows VM using the PowerShell script located in the Azure portal.
  3. Challenge

    Take a Snapshot and Restore Data

    1. Take a snapshot using the built-in mechanism in the Azure portal.
    2. Change the file ACG.txt in some way and save the changes.
    3. Restore from a snapshot to a different location on the Windows VM.

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