Cloud Tiering Disabled

Cloud Engineer ,DevOps 41 Reputation points

Hello i have a question about Cloud Tiering when it's disabled , in azure portal description it's says : I just want to sync my files between the server and the cloud. I want full copies of all my files available on my local server. is that mean that for example : if we have 5TB file share on azure , the size on-premise need to be 5TB (the same so all the data replicated)? and all the data will be in local cache or just infrequent access data will be in local ? so does Cloud tiering Disabled mean , it will just sync all files to the cloud and the same space need to on-premise in the cloud ?

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An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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  1. Alan Kinane 16,811 Reputation points MVP

    Yes, cloud tiering is a feature designed to remove files from your local storage and just keep an offline/metadata file in it's place. The files will be tiered to cloud storage and can be retrieved if needed but the feature is primary there to save on local file storage.


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  1. Cloud Engineer ,DevOps 41 Reputation points

    Thank a lot you for your answer @Alan Kinane , just to clarify: if cloud tiering disabled: all the files will stay in local (with sync to azure for sure ) and the local storage will not be decreased (same sum file capacity = same storage capacity?)