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Azure file service development/emulation

    Question

  • According to the documentation, The File service and SMB protocol service endpoints are not supported in the storage emulator.

    Which is the suggested way to locally develop and test a client application for a file cloud service?

    Thanks

    Monday, May 4, 2015 1:24 PM

Answers

  • In general we recommend the use of the emulator for "getting started quickly" scenarios. For testing the best think you can do is test against a real live storage account (using an MSDN subscription etc) as that is the only way to confirm with 100% certainty both functionality and behavior.  

    That being said for Files if you are only using SMB you could obviously just create a local share and test against that. If you need Files REST support you would of course have to use the storage service.

    Jason


    jason

    Monday, May 4, 2015 7:53 PM
    Moderator

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  • In general we recommend the use of the emulator for "getting started quickly" scenarios. For testing the best think you can do is test against a real live storage account (using an MSDN subscription etc) as that is the only way to confirm with 100% certainty both functionality and behavior.  

    That being said for Files if you are only using SMB you could obviously just create a local share and test against that. If you need Files REST support you would of course have to use the storage service.

    Jason


    jason

    Monday, May 4, 2015 7:53 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    As of now, there is no other emulator options available. You may use Powershell scripting OR AzCopy for Azure file share Service.

    Hope this may help:

    https://robindotnet.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/datetime-stamps-and-azure-file-shares/

    Regards,

    Manu

    Monday, May 4, 2015 8:05 PM
    Moderator