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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have to deploy a High available Service that require a Shared Drive on Two Azure VMs.

    How I can get a Shared Volume that can be used as a Local Drive and will be accessible from both machines?

    Can I assign permissions as Habitual ( NTFS permissions on each folder and each file)?

    Thanks


    Lourh


    • Edited by Lourh Friday, September 11, 2015 7:55 PM
    Friday, September 11, 2015 7:55 PM

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  • Hi,

     You may want to look at Azure File Service.
     "The Azure File service exposes file shares using the standard SMB 2.1 protocol. Applications running in Azure can now easily share files between VMs using standard and familiar file system APIs like ReadFile and WriteFile. In addition, the files can also be accessed at the same time via a REST interface, which opens a variety of hybrid scenarios. Finally, Azure Files is built on the same technology as the Blob, Table, and Queue Services, which means Azure Files is able to leverage the existing availability, durability, scalability, and geo redundancy that is built into our platform."

     http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2014/05/12/introducing-microsoft-azure-file-service.aspx
     http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2014/06/09/setting-up-a-file-share-for-the-new-azure-file-service.aspx
     
    Regards,
    Nithin Rathnakar

    Saturday, September 12, 2015 1:34 PM
  • Thank you Nithin,

    I have to use a shared storage as Disk resource on Windows 2012 R2 file service failover Cluster on Azure VMs. So the Share must be appear a disk on each VM And I have to be able to assign different permissions on all Folders and files.<o:p></o:p>

    I think the File service Storage can be shared between Azure VMs but only as a map drive without possibility to assign permissions on each folder or file hosted on this mapped drive.<o:p></o:p>

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    Thanks<o:p></o:p>


    Lourh

    Sunday, September 13, 2015 4:05 PM