Migrating to Azure File Shares from Windows Server

45 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Configure Azure Storage and File Share
  • Create an Azure Storage account
  • Create an Azure file share
Mount the File Share
  • Mount the file share to the virtual machine
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:Userscloud_userDocumentsawesomefolder 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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Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with the following to use this hands-on lab:

  • Azure virtual machines
  • Azure Storage
  • Azure file shares
  • robocopy command

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