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Azure file share with over 20 TB of data RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi experts,

    What is the best of way of considering the design of Azure Files and Azure file sync with over 20 TB of data.

    Currently, we have different sites with file share server and data adding up to over 20 TB of data. The requirement here is to use Azure files and file sync to sync the various sites data to the cloud and use that as a DR strategy

    But on the flip side how do we deal with the 5TB of file share limitation of Azure files?

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:31 PM

Answers

  • Currently there is no way to expand beyond 5TB per storage file share. You'd need to create and use multiple SMB shares. The maximum size of an Azure file share is 5 TiB. Currently, this is a hard limit that we cannot adjust. We are working on a solution to increase the share size to 100 TiB, but we don't have timelines to share at this time.

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    • Proposed as answer by vikranth s Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by ghostme Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:57 AM
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:54 PM
  • As Vikranth mentioned, we're working on large files shares. To workaround the current file share limit, files shares larger than 5TiB will need to be split across multiple Azure files shares (sync groups). You can keep the on-premises file share structure as is but create the server endpoints at the sub-folder level within the file share to stay under the 5TiB limit. The server would then have multiple server endpoints which are syncing to different Azure file shares.

    If you have any questions or want to meet to discuss further, please send me mail at jeffpatt at microsoft dot com.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:38 PM

All replies

  • Currently there is no way to expand beyond 5TB per storage file share. You'd need to create and use multiple SMB shares. The maximum size of an Azure file share is 5 TiB. Currently, this is a hard limit that we cannot adjust. We are working on a solution to increase the share size to 100 TiB, but we don't have timelines to share at this time.

    If this answer was helpful, click “Mark as Answer” or Up-Vote. To provide additional feedback on your forum experience, click here

    • Proposed as answer by vikranth s Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by ghostme Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:57 AM
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:54 PM
  • As Vikranth mentioned, we're working on large files shares. To workaround the current file share limit, files shares larger than 5TiB will need to be split across multiple Azure files shares (sync groups). You can keep the on-premises file share structure as is but create the server endpoints at the sub-folder level within the file share to stay under the 5TiB limit. The server would then have multiple server endpoints which are syncing to different Azure file shares.

    If you have any questions or want to meet to discuss further, please send me mail at jeffpatt at microsoft dot com.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:38 PM
  • Jeff thanks a lot
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:57 AM