Azure File Sync Metadata location

Vasco365 1 Reputation point

Greetings All

I am in the process of rolling out Azure File Sync with a single endpoint. The endpoint will have two volumes and each volume will have 1 or 2 shares that will be synced with Azure files. I am trying to determine where the metadata database is kept for each volume. From what I've read, it looks a folder called .SystemShareInformation under each Azure file share in the storage container contains a copy of this data but wasn't sure where the data exist on the local server. This server will hold 30+ million files. I'd like to optimize this file to exist on a fast SSD compared its current location.

Any feedback is appreciated.

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Azure Files
An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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  1. SaiKishor-MSFT 16,776 Reputation points

    @Vasco365 The Sync metadata for the local server would be on the same drive as the actual data. It’s created under the following path <driveletter>:\System Volume Information\HFS

    The cloud file share sync metadata is kept in AFS private storage account, but AFS uses .SystemShareInformation folder as a staging location before files get moved under the real path.

    Hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any more questions and we will be glad to assist you further. Thank you!


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