how to move 2003 on prem file server to azure

Nitin Admin 1 Reputation point

so i have an 2003 on prem file server which i am looking to move to azure , can any one advise me best option as azure file sync is not compatible with 2003 on prem server , also what will be the best route having a vm in azure with shared drive or having a file share option in azure storage .

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An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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  1. deherman-MSFT 35,481 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Nitin Admin
    Since you are using an older server version, RoboCopy or AzCopy would be your best options migrating to an Azure File Share. Fore more information you can refer to our migration guide and deployment planning pages. Once deployed you can easily mount a file share from your VM.

    Hope this information helps. Let us know if you have further questions or issues.


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