An Azure file share is your file share in the cloud, allowing you to easily share files. In this video, learn how to create an Azure file share using the Portal.
- [Instructor] I think of Azure file shares as my corporate share in the cloud. There are several reasons to move to Azure file shares. For example, Azure file shares could become your company share that's hosted in the cloud. You can mount your shares on local systems, lift and shift applications to Azure file shares, and this is all done using SMB 3.0. Let's take a look at the structure of an Azure file share. And you'll notice that this will look very familiar to how you would organize a file share on your local file server. We start off with the account, then we create the share itself. And in my example, I have logs, tools, and files. Each share will then have directories. And each directory will have files just like you would do on your corporate share at the office. There are some considerations that you need to be aware of. You can't just put everything up in Azure file shares. Anything over five tebibytes will only support LRS and ZRS replication. If you're using GRS or GZRS, you'll need to remove the parameter, EnableLargeFileShare. And finally, always keep in mind that a secure transfer is required when you mount a share. With that, let's pop into the portal and create a file share. I've already created a storage account that we'll use for this demonstration. From the overview blade, I'm going to select file shares. And I'm simply going to create a share, and then specify my quota. That's it. That's all there is to creating a file share. We can add files to that file share by selecting it and selecting upload, and we can select our files. I have a few ready to go on the desktop. This will take a few moments. I can add a new directory. I can delete the share or I could edit that quota as well. Maybe I'm going to drop it down to three. I'm going to close the upload files dialog box, as everything is already up. The one thing I mentioned is that you can mount the file share to your local systems. To do that, you'll select connect. And at this point, you would select the operating system that you're mounting this to. Based on which operating system you're using, your instructions will be slightly different. Again, I do want to point out that secure transfer is required because you have to use SMB 3.0. There's no ifs, ands, or buts about that. And finally, I've mentioned SMB 3.0. This means that you must have TCP port 445 available to you. And that's all there is to creating a file share using the portal.
- Creating and configuring storage accounts
- Managing storage access keys
- Implementing storage authentication and replication
- Using Azure Storage Explorer
- Importing and exporting data
- Configuring file sharing
- Configuring file syncing
- Configuring Blob storage