Best way to implement file syn between Azure VM and local Server


  • Hi

    We have a needs to syn the local Server store between local Server folders and Azure VM, do you have any method to achieve this .. ?!

    OR any way to performs a incremental backup the local data store to the Azure VM file server ?? 


    Monday, August 31, 2015 7:28 AM

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  • Hi there,

    There are multiple options to do this. The first one that comes to mind reading you description is Azure Files. This offers you to use an SMB file share that any machine, local or VM in Azure, can mount. Updates to files will be visible to both ends like a file share.

    For syncing to separate stores (local drive and cloud VM disk) standard methods and tooling for syncing, like Distributed File System (DFS) in case you are using Windows Server, should be usable as well. Connection both environments using Site-2-site VNET's might be needed depending on the tools you choose.

    Azure Site Recovery might also be something to look at if you're asking this question from the perspective of disaster recovery scenario's.

    Please mark answered question as anwered to let others know about it.

    Monday, August 31, 2015 8:58 AM
  • Hi YeungKeePoGabriel,

    Another approach, is if you want that to happen periodically, you can use Azure powershell cmdlets to create a script and using a job you can automate the powershell to make replication happen

    Vishnu VG

    Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:01 PM