Migrating a DFS-R Deployment to Azure File Sync
What you'll learn
- Complete some prerequisite steps that are necessary to prepare for the deployment of Azure File Sync
- Deploy a storage account
- Create an Azure file share
- Deploy the Azure File Sync service
- Install the Azure File Sync Agent on file servers
- Register servers with Azure File Sync
- Creating a server endpoints in Azure File Sync
- Disable replication connections in an existing DFS-R deployment
- Confirm data synchronization in Azure File Sync
- Retire DFS-R replication
- Enable Cloud Tiering in Azure File Sync
- If you wish to actually perform the tasks that are explained throughout this course, you will need access to a non-production Active Directory lab. There are no prerequisites if you plan to just learn from watching the video explanations.
Azure File Sync is a service that allows you to cache a number of Azure file shares on an on-premises Windows Server or cloud VM.
Featuring numerous detailed hands-on demonstrations, this step-by-step course will teach you how to deploy deploy Azure File Sync and then how to migrate to it from DFS-R.
We will complete the following tasks:
PREPARE FOR AZURE FILE SYNC: We’ll kick things off with "Preparing for Azure File Sync", where we will complete some prerequisite steps that are necessary to prepare for the deployment of Azure File Sync.
BEGIN AZURE FILE SYNC DEPLOYMENT: In "Begin the Azure File Sync Deployment", you'll learn how to begin the deployment of Azure File Sync as part of the migration away from an existing DFS-R environment.
COMPLETE THE DEPLOYMENT: As we move through the course, we’ll dive into "Completing the Azure File Sync Deployment", where I'll walk you through the completion of the Azure File Sync deployment for a fictional organization, called Berks Bikes.
RETIRE DFS-R REPLICATION: We’ll then move into "Confirming Functionality and Retiring DFS-R", where we’ll ensure things are working as they should. We'll confirm data is syncing, and that permissions are syncing as well. We'll close things out by enabling Cloud Tiering, which improves file access times for end users.
By the time you finish this course, you’ll have an understanding of what’s involved in a migration from DFS-R to Azure File Sync.
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for students who wish to learn how to migrate from a DFS-R environment to Azure File Sync.
Tom Mitchell is a 25+ year veteran of the IT Industry. After spending the last two decades as a Senior Engineer and Solutions Architect for several organizations, including national, international, and global enterprises, Tom now focuses on teaching and providing freelance IT consulting and solution design services for organizations around the world.
Tom's specialties include Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Active Directory, Office 365, and Messaging (Exchange & Exchange Online).
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