Jan 19 2021
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Feb 05 2021
Is it possible to upgrade the operating system and migrate to Azure using the migration tool?
Jan 19 2021 09:18 AM
Jan 19 2021 09:19 AM
Jan 19 2021 09:26 AM
Jan 21 2021 10:28 PM
@ssteinBR Yes, that is correct.
If it is a file server that you are looking to upgrade the OS for as you migrate, you can also take a look at the Storage Migration Service tool in Windows Admin Center - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-migration-service/overview
Jan 22 2021 05:31 AM
IMO you should definitely consider using SMS Storage Migration Service for this particular need .
Main Benefits are :
Jan 27 2021 11:44 AM
@ibrahimambodji thank you so much for your response.
I want to consolidate my onprem file servers into a single file server in Azure. I know I can't perform the cutover because they're multiple sources.
Can I select a folder, volume, or disk on the destination for each of the sources to create an organized structure?
Do you know if it's possible?
Jan 28 2021 08:39 AMSolution
Feb 05 2021 08:33 AM
In my case, I'll really need to create a new regional file and printer server (by continents) in Azure and then migrate the on-site file and printer servers to it.
My question now is whether i could use SMS to migrate the files, shares and permissions to the new server in azure and not perform the cutover in the end? Additionally, could you use it for syncing the files?
Feb 06 2021 04:36 AM
No the cutover is not mandatory . In fact at the end of the migration you have three options:
You cannot use SMS to perform file sync .For that you need to do an Azure File sync deployment