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Migrating to Azure File Shares from Windows Server

You are in the process of migrating your company's workloads to Azure. As it stands now, your company wants to maintain a hybrid environment, so you are working on migrating your local file shares to Azure. To do this, in this hands-on lab, you will be creating an Azure file share, mounting the share to a Windows Server, and migrating data to the file share.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Jan 26, 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Configure Azure Storage and File Share

    • Create an Azure Storage account
    • Create an Azure file share
  2. Challenge

    Mount the File Share

    • Mount the file share to the virtual machine
  3. Challenge

    Migrate Files

    • Create a new folder
    • Add a file to the folder
    • Migrate the contents of the folder to the file share using the robocopy <SourcePath> <Dest Path> command
      • Example: robocopy C:\Users\cloud_user\Documents\awesomefolder Z:\
    • Confirm the file has been migrated
      • Note: You may notice a desktop.ini file in the folder once the files have been migrated. This is a hidden Windows OS file that is used to store configuration settings for the folder.

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