Is any compression service available for azure fileshare.

Sundram Sontirkey 97 Reputation points
2022-03-16T06:19:21.1+00:00

Is any compression service available for azure file share ?

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Azure Files
An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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  1. Sreeju Nair 11,856 Reputation points
    2022-03-16T07:30:29.923+00:00

    Basically Azure Files offers fully managed file shares that can be accessed by SMB or NFS protocol.

    Azure Fileshare offers programmability through

    So basicically you can do your own compression while writing data to azure fileshare. Some references (though not directly related to azure file share), you may be able to use the concepts to implement in Azure FileShare.

    https://albertherd.com/2021/04/30/compressing-files-on-an-azure-storage-account-fast-and-efficiently/

    See samples of how to programatically access Azure File Share, you may use these references to compress data and write.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-dotnet-how-to-use-files?tabs=dotnet

    Hope this helps.

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  2. Sumarigo-MSFT 44,081 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-03-16T10:28:15.197+00:00

    @Sundram Sontirkey Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    No, Azure Files does not currently support SMB compression.

    Improve performance by compressing files in Azure CDN: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-improve-performance

    Additional information: Find the storage product you need: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/product-categories/storage/

    I would recommend to read through this article which gives many examples. Check this Learn module which covers the difference in data types and solutions. Let me know if you still have questions or need further clarification.

    SMB compression: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/file-server/smb-compression

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