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Microsoft Azure provided verity of options for how to transfer your data from or to your storage or from on-premises to Azure or from Azure to on-premises many of options and I explained before some of them like Azcopy check this ➡ post , Azure Data Migration Services (DMS) Check this ➡ Post , Azure Storage Explorer Check this ➡ Post.
And to know more about this this solution easily you open your storage account and in the left side you will find Data Transfer if you click on it Microsoft give you service to search on it about the most optimal offline or online data transfer based on your need and this search depend on 3 keys (Network Speed, Data Size, Transfer Frequency option).
So before doing any data transfer check this service to Search from among the common Azure data transfer solutions to select the best option for your data. For more information about Azure solution for data transfer check ➡ Microsoft article.
I explained before How we can use the Geo-replication on Azure SQL and how is very helpful for SQL replication and failover for more information about this subject check this ➡ ArticleToday we will use the same services for replicated the azure storage data.
Before starting on How to move files hosted on the azure container using Azcopy command line I highly recommend you to read below articles to know more information about Azure Storage types, features, how to create it, storage replication types, azure storage explorer and How to monitor your azure storage
Monitoring Azure Storage activities depend on Azure activity log services and to access this activity log we have three options and to know more information about Azure Storage account check below posts and for all of my posts in azure check this link (Latest Microsoft Azure Articles and Posts)
Activity log: it is like the event viewer in windows when you open the storage account you will find in the left side activity log if you open it you will find all of the activities you do it and when and who do it
Log analytics: Search about log analytics on the Azure portal search and create new work space then on the left you will find container call “Work space data source” under it you will find Azure activity log if you click on it you will find your azure subscription just only connect the subscription to the log analytics then Go for the left side again and select Log and from here you can query your activity log using KQL query (Kusto Query Language). Look at this post to know more information about (Microsoft Azure Log Analytics).
Log Analytics on Activity log: we can add Log analytics as a solution on the activity log on Azure storage account to do that ( You Should Create first step 2 Log Analytics workspace > open Storage account > in the left side select activity log > on the top right side click on log > add > Select the log analytics Workspace you created it > then save > the refresh) IF you return to Log Analytics workspace in the left side select solution you will find the solution you created it.
Azure Storage it is the container for your data that you can save on it the Hot data and Cool data. but what is the best storage types i need it (Blob, File Shares, Tables, Queues)? and what is the Storage Performance and Storage kind (V1, V2,..) and what about the high availability and disaster recovery for my data.based on all of this options you will be able to determined the best azure storage kind for your Business. So before creating any Storage account you should consider the (Location, performance, Kind, replication, access tier)
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When you are creating any resource in Azure Microsoft asking you about the location because not all locations have full azure features. That’s why the location is the the key that will determined on it the features you will have it on the Storage account. e.g. If you selected Australia Center and selected the performance premium storage you will have two kind of storage account only general Purpose V2 and General Purpose V1 but if you selected East US 2 you will have another choices in the storage kind like BlockblobStorage and FileStorage.