How to create an SMB3 File Share in Azure Storage

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In this quick video I walk you through the steps of setting up an SMB 3 file share in Azure Storage. There is no VM needed! This is a great way to share files and store backups. If you come up with a cool use - please share it in the comments.

Here is a summary of the steps:

  • Create a general storage account
  • From the Files services create the share
  • Configure the quota on the share
  • Access the share.

This quick and easy way to setup a file share on the internet takes only a couple of minutes. It is also inexpensive as you only pay for the File Storage and Egress Bandwidth. At the time of this posting this should equate to about 8 cents a month for a gigabyte of data. Nice!

 

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    Rahul Rai

    I built an ELMAH log sharing application after watching this: http://rahulrai.in/post/analyze-elmah-logs-of-your-cloud-services-on-your-desktop-in-real-time-with-azure-files

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