Today I will talk about a new service that is it in preview in Azure, which is Azure File Sync (AFS). The main purpose of this new service is to integrate on-premises file servers with Azure in several ways:
- Synchronize selected folders of a File Server to the Azure Files service in a storage account. By doing this, the master copy will reside in Azure.
- Next thing to take into account is that Azure Backup will protect the copy of the files in Azure.
- In case you lose the file server due to ransomware or whatsoever, is it possible to recreate a new one and then get the data back online preserving the metadata of the files.
So, if you want to preserve your data of the file server AFS is a great alternative, you don’t have to migrate all the data and also you will take advantage of Azure features 🙂
If you want more info about it, you can check the following link: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-public-preview-for-azure-file-sync/