Create and Restore File Share Snapshots in Azure

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

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 6GB limit.
Connect File Share to Windows VM
  1. Connect the file share to the provided Windows VM using the PowerShell script located in the Azure portal.
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.

Additional Resources

You have been given access to a Windows VM with this hands-on lab. Log in to the VM via RDP (credentials provided) and open the Azure Portal using the credentials provided with this lab. From the Azure portal, create a storage account (must be a unique name) and file share named fileshare1 with a 6GB limit. Connect the file share to the Z: drive on your Windows VM. Once connected, create a new document in the Z: drive named ACG.txt with the contents "Hello Cloud Guru!". Once the file is in fileshare1, take a snapshot. Change the file is some way after the snapshot has been taken. Finally, restore that snapshot to a different location on your Windows VM.

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