Copy Files to or from Azure Storage using Azcopy


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

  • Azure Storage information
  • What is Azcopy
  • Prerequisites
  • Azcopy command details
  • Check File using Azure Storage Explorer

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Azure Storage information

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Sync your local files with Azure Storage Sync Service


We talked before about Storage and the types of storage and how to manage the storage but today we will talk about the file share that’s one of the types of azure storage and the questions now after creating the file share how I can sync my files from my V-Center VM to Azure File share, Microsoft provided us services called Azure file sync so to let us know how we can configure it and what is the prerequisites we should configure it on the V-Center VM

For more information about Azure Storage check below posts and if you need to check all of my azure posts ➡ Latest Microsoft Azure Articles and Posts

Managing and implementing Azure storage
Microsoft Azure Storage Kind and Architecture
Create Storage Account Using PowerShell and CLI Command
How To Monitor Azure Storage Account
  • Create Azure File Share.
  • Files Assessment on local V-Center VM.
  • Install Azure File Sync on Azure.
  • Install Azure File Sync on local V-Center VM
  • Registration Verification
  • Create Cloud Sync endpoint and server endpoint
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Virtual Machine (VM) Backup and Restore (Vault)


Introduction

Azure Recovery service vault It is azure built in services doesn’t required any infrastructure preparation and it is supported multiple types of backup (VM , File , Disk and SQL Database) it is one of the built options in the VM , so easily when you open Azure virtual machines and select your VM you will find in the left side Backup from this point and this place you can start to manage your backup and restore process as well you can keep monitoring your backup jobs and restore jobs let us go for demo and how to do VM backup and restore it and what is the restore types supported.

  • Azure backup Process.
  • Azure backup hints
  • How to start to take backup from VM
  • Azure Recovery Services vault
  • Azure Restore Options
  • Azure Restore Hints
  • How to do VM restore from Azure recovery services vault

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Azure backup Process:

How the backup process will start and what is the sequences that running behind the seances when I asked azure backup services to take backup from my MV.

  • You need to install Azure backup recovery vault Services
  • Define backup policy then the backup extension will be installed.
  • After this the backup services will start to discovery and analysis your VM disks, files, data and size.
  • Then It will start to create Snapshot from your data. That’s why the backup process sometimes take time but this time will not be more than 24 Hours.
  • After the snapshot completed the Azure backup extension will transfer the snapshot to azure backup recovery vault.

Azure backup hints

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Azure Storage Account and Log Analytics


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

Activity log on azure storage account

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).

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.

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Create Storage Account Using PowerShell and CLI Command


before Creating the Storage account i recommend to read these two articles (Microsoft Azure Storage Kind and Architecture & Managing and implementing Azure storage) first to know more information about the choices and options for Storage account. For more information about the all of the previous Posts and Articles related to Microsoft Azure services (Latest Microsoft Azure Articles and Posts)

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To create Storage account we should know some information needed for create process

  • Storage account Name: The name should be unique.
  • Resource Group: Storage account services should be created under resource group and it is recommended both to be in the same location for Example “East US”.
  • Location: Location of the Storage account it deepened on it the features of the storage account because not all features supported on all locations.
  • Account Kind: We have 5 Types (V1, V2, BlobStorage, BlockBlobStorage, FileStorge)
  • Storage Replication: Microsoft provide 6 types of replications depended on the locations and the storage account kind (LRS, ZRS, GRS, RA-GRS, GZRS, RA-GZRS)
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