This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on how to switch the server endpoint on an existing server. In some cases, you may need change the drive where the share is hosted on for a couple of reasons:
This article will walk you through the step-by-step process on how to move your path on a server endpoint from one drive on a server, to another drive on the same server. Are you looking to migrate your Azure File Sync server to a new server? Check out my article here that covers this process. In this article we will be moving our files from E:\Shares2 to F:\Shares2 on the same server.
If you are currently having issues with your Azure File Sync Server, this blog is not for your scenario. If you are having issues with your sync server it is best to open a support request and work with an engineer to solve the problem.
Let’s first check and look at the structure of our file share before we start the process.
NOTE: You will not need to recall the files before doing this.
NOTE: This process could take several hours depending on how many files / folders the server has. When this process is complete, we should only see files locally on the server.
At this stage we have removed the server endpoint and the files are no longer syncing. Our files have not been lost; we will recover them back in this step. At this point the files still exist on our share in the storage account in Azure. Since we are moving from E:\Shares2 to F:\Shares2, the folder on the F:\ will need to be manually created before proceeding.
NOTE: Set these settings as you noted in pervious steps. (“Check Server Endpoint Configuration”)
NOTE: As files are accessed, they will be recalled to the local server.
In this blog I have covered how to switch the server endpoint on an existing server. Are you a Premier or Unified customer? If so and you are wanting to know more about Azure File Sync and Azure Files, ask your CSAM about the Activate Azure with Azure File offering. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, I hope this helps you and see you next time.
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