What is Azure File Sync?

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Today I will talk about a new service that is it in preview in Azure, which is Azure File Sync (AFS). The main purpose of this new service is to integrate on-premises file servers with Azure in several ways:

  1. Synchronize selected folders of a File Server to the Azure Files service in a storage account. By doing this, the master copy will reside in Azure.
  2. Next thing to take into account is that Azure Backup will protect the copy of the files in Azure.
  3. In case you lose the file server due to ransomware or whatsoever, is it possible to recreate a new one and then get the data back online preserving the metadata of the files.

Azure File Sync

So, if you want to preserve your data of the file server AFS is a great alternative, you don’t have to migrate all the data and also you will take advantage of Azure features 🙂

If you want more info about it, you can check the following link: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-public-preview-for-azure-file-sync/

 

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