I can increase or decrease the size of Fileshare Azure

Marvin Mauricio Conejo Artavia 60 Reputation points
2023-03-10T17:20:30.2+00:00

Hello ,

I have Fileshare in Azure in Production And I need to increase it, there is no problem increasing or decreasing it without affecting the production environment

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  1. TP 74,556 Reputation points
    2023-03-10T18:39:36.89+00:00

    Hi,

    When decreasing quota you need to be careful not to make the size too low because you will block end user's ability to save file(s) which may result in data loss.

    For example, say the file share has 20 GiB of files stored on it, with users actively using it, and you reduce the Quota to 15 GiB. The users that are using the share would be blocked from creating files/writing data/appending data/etc. due to out of disk space error. This can cause crashing in some programs, data loss, unpredictable behavior, while other programs may just display an error and allow the user to choose another location to save.

    I'm not aware off the top of my head of any negative effects of increasing quota, except in the case of Premium it causes cost to increase.

    If the above was helpful, please click Accept Answer.

    Thanks.

    -TP

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  1. Manu Philip 16,961 Reputation points MVP
    2023-03-10T17:48:18.06+00:00

    You can increase or decrease the file share size (quota allocated) without affecting the existing production share. You may do it by the following way:

    Storage accounts >Select Your Storage Account > Files > Select your File share > Edit Quota

    Note that standard storage account allows to change quota up to 5TB and if you are looking for more than 5TB size, premium storage account is required


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