Migrate file server to azure

Rohan 1 Reputation point

I am new to Azure and I have been give task to migrate the file server to Azure storage. I have figured out most of the thing about how to move the data, I am confused with is, how will I map the data with the users so that there wont be any issue with the user permission and they remain intact.

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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 40,641 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Rohan Azure file shares allow you to replace existing file servers with Azure file shares without replacing your existing directory service, maintaining seamless user access to shares. For more information refer here

    This article contains migration basics and a table of migration guides. These guides help you move your files into Azure file shares. The guides are organized based on where your data is and what deployment model (cloud-only or hybrid) you're moving to: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-files-migration-overview

    Migrating Data to Microsoft Azure Files

    Azure Files offers two additional ways to manage access control:

    You can use shared access signatures (SAS) to generate tokens that have specific permissions, and which are valid for a specified time interval. For example, you can generate a token with read-only access to a specific file that has a 10-minute expiry. Anyone who possesses the token while the token is valid has read-only access to that file for those 10 minutes. Shared access signature keys are supported only via the REST API or in client libraries. You must mount the Azure file share over SMB by using the storage account keys.

    Azure File Sync preserves and replicates all discretionary ACLs, or DACLs, (whether Active Directory-based or local) to all server endpoints that it syncs to.

    Azure Files supports identity-based authentication and access control. You can choose one of two ways to use identity-based access control: on-premises Active Directory Domain Services or Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS). On-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) supports authentication using AD DS domain-joined machines, either on-premises or in Azure, to access Azure file shares over SMB. Azure AD DS authentication over SMB for Azure Files enables Azure AD DS domain-joined Windows VMs to access shares, directories, and files using Azure AD credentials. For more details, see Overview of Azure Files identity-based authentication support for SMB access.

    • Each time you access data in your storage account, your client makes a request over HTTP/HTTPS to Azure Storage. Every request to a secure resource must be authorized so that the service ensures that the client has the permissions required to access the data. Authorizing access to data in Azure Storage
    • We can provide access to the file shares when using the file server with Azure Files exactly as you would an on-premises file server. By simply pointing the users to the UNC path directly or by mapping a Network Folder or Network Drive letter. You can even incorporate Azure Files File Shares into a Distributed File System (DFS) if you are using DFS namespaces to provide a consolidated view of files across the organization

    Choose an Azure solution for data transfer : This article provides an overview of some of the common Azure data transfer solutions. The article also links out to recommended options depending on the network bandwidth in your environment and the size of the data you intend to transfer.

    Hope this helps!

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