Is there any way to sync a file share to SharePoint without using OneDrive? You see, we would like to maintain our files in the current network drive, exactly where they are sitting now. This will be easier for our users. We want to avoid using OneDrive as this may confuse some of them. We want them accessing the files from the network drive that is currently mapped on their computers.
We also don't want to rely on the Sharepoint/One Drive environment for our backups. Which leads me to my next question. Is there any way to backup the files hosted on Sharepoint online with a backup software (e.g. Veeam)? We want to keep using the current backup solution that we have in place for all the other files servers that we host on premise.
I understand that this is not what Sharepoint online is meant for. I understand that migrating to Sharepoint online, means hosting your files on the cloud and syncing them back to the client workstations through OneDrive. Having said that we would still like to administered them as if they were hosted locally (on premise).
If anyone has any ideas on how we could have Sharepoint sync directly to our file server without the use of OneDrive, I would greatly appreciate it. Is this even possible?