VM-hosted app writes to a filesystem -- a gap -- AKS-hosted app reads from the filesystem

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Hi Azure File Storage Community,

on premises we have two processes: the first one writes to a filesystem and the second one reads from the filesystem.

The first process cannot be containerized but it can be Azure VM hosted (further abbreviated as AVM). The second process is containerized and it could be AKS hosted.

Now, I face Azure knowledge and documentation gap, how to share a filesystem between AVM and AKS, please?

I have discovered a documentation for AVMs covering e.g. an azure disk, ... and for AKS covering e.g. a PV but I fail to see an intersection between the both: anything that can be mounted as a filesystem from AVM for read+write access and also provisioned as read-only filesystem to matching AKS pods.

Could you give me some pointers or confirm that it is not supported, please?

Best regards

Azure Files
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  1. deherman-MSFT 23,826 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Azure Files sounds like it might work for your use-case. Mounting from a VM and mounting from AKS are both supported.

    Hope this helps! Please review to see if it fits your use-case and let me know if you have any questions.


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