Azure file Sync - Sync multiple folders

Stavros Mitchell 21 Reputation points
2023-01-19T13:06:46+00:00

Hello i have a customer who is syncing an onpremise subfolder d:public\finance to azure file and then syncing it to there erp server in azure. He now wants to sync all the subfolders in Public but only to azure files with cloud tiering. What is the best method to accomplish this

1)create 15 other sync groups

2)stop the sync of finance move it out of public and then create 2 sync groups 1 for all of public to go to azure files and cloud tiered and 2nd for finance to go to azure files and then a second endpoint the azure erp server.

thanks

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  1. Carlos Solís Salazar 16,431 Reputation points
    2023-01-23T12:45:58.57+00:00

    Since it is the "Public" folder, it looks like security is not a requirement,

    In this case, your second option looks more efficient, from the point of view of administration.

    Hope this helps!


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  2. Sumarigo-MSFT 43,406 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-02-06T04:30:13.2266667+00:00

    @Stavros Mitchell The best method to accomplish this would be to stop the sync of finance, move it out of public, and then create 2 sync groups. The first sync group would be for all of public to go to Azure files and enable cloud tiering. The second sync group would be for finance to go to Azure files and then a second endpoint to the Azure ERP server.

    This would allow you to sync all the subfolders in Public to Azure files with cloud tiering, while also maintaining the sync of finance to the Azure ERP server. It is not necessary to create 15 other sync groups, as this would not provide any additional benefits and would only increase complexity and management overhead. By creating 2 sync groups, you can easily manage and maintain the syncing of your files and folders.

    Additionally, you can use the GhostingExclusionList registry setting to exclude specific files or folders from cloud tiering. This can be useful if you want to ensure that certain files or folders are always available locally on the server, without being tiered to Azure.

    For more information on managing Azure File Sync tiered files, see the Azure File Sync documentation.

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.


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