Move data out of SharePoint online to azure


Guys I'm looking to move data from SharePoint online to Azure File Share. What's the best way to do it? I have seen some tools that move data from file shares to SharePoint online but not the other way around. Any suggestions?

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I'm not too familiar with Azure File Share admittedly, but you can now do Cloud Content migrations from the SharePoint Admin Center using Mover.  This will allow you to select Azure Blob storage as the destination for the migrated content as below;


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Is that of any use, or is that completely different to Azure File Share?

@PeterRising thanks for your quick reply. I'll check ;)

@joadchob Were you able to move the dat from SPO to Azure files? I'm need to do the same for a customer.



curious why you are moving to azure files.  I was looking at migrating our onprem files server to azure files and opted to tryout SharePoint online libraries instead. users still get the file explorer experience and we dont have to pay for more storage.  The tests seemed to go ok as far as performance and functionality. i am hoping im not missing something and will be asking this same question you are now in a year.


Not all the users use M365. Customer has already some onprem file servers and an easy transition was to use file sync to move those files.