Can this be done? Adding an Azure DFS-N/R share to On-Prem DFS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can you replicate DFS share into Azure from On Prem? If so which storage do i need to do it?

    Would it be easier to setup a virtual machine in Azure and use DFS-R to take advantage of it over a VPN tunnel?

    Can someone suggest a way to do this?

    I have seen conflicting data on this with various dates so i was just curious how i would have to do this.

    • Edited by Goofoff Friday, December 9, 2016 11:55 PM rephrasing.
    Friday, December 9, 2016 8:34 PM


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  • Hi,

    Thank you for posting here!

    Your SO thread has been responded by ‘4c74356b41’ , kindly check that and see if that helps, if you need further assistance let us know.


    Vikranth S.

    Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:07 PM
  • Hello,

    You can setup a VM with DFS-R installed and configured on Azure, and connect it to the on-premise network via site-to-site VPN. 

    More information about that, you can refer to the following link.


    On the other hand, as far as I know, you can't use Azure file storage for DFS-R.

    Andy Liu

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    • Marked as answer by Goofoff Monday, December 12, 2016 3:39 PM
    Monday, December 12, 2016 9:50 AM
  • Thanks. I got on and actually tested this.

    I could not find any way to connect the Azure Blob or File storage to a VM natively.

    So the way i wanted it to work it is not going to.

    Chaos causes progress, Order inhibits it.

    Monday, December 12, 2016 3:40 PM