Configuring Storage Account In Azure

Introduction

 
Azure File Storage is one of the storage features in Microsoft Azure. Azure File Storage provides highly available, durable, scalable and redundant storage.
 
Step 1 - Creating a Storage
 
In the Azure portal, click on the “+ Create a Resource”, and then click the “Storage” under New.
 
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Step 2 - Creating Storage Account
 
After we select the Storage, click the “Storage Account” to create the storage account progress.
 
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Step 3 - Creating Storage Account
 
In the Instance details, we need to enter the “Storage Account Name”, in this demo our storage account name is “BattiStorage”, If we need to change Disk performance, Account kind and Access tier, after changing this configuration Click “Create+Review”, and then click “Create”.
 
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Step 4 - Creating File Share
 
After successfully creating the Storage Account, open the storage account and click “Files”.
 
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Step 5 - Creating File Share
 
In Files, click “+ File share”, and then enter the File share Name and Size. In this demo, our Name is “technetviki” and the Quota size is “2 GiB”. Click the “Create” button to create the File share.
 
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Step 6 - Files Properties
 
After successfully creating the file share named “technetviki”, right click the Files “technetviki” and then select “Properties”.
 
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Step 7 - File Share URL
 
In the Share properties, we can find our Disk path under the “URL”, so copy the URL.
 
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Step 8 - Access Keys
 
Under "Settings", we need to select “Access keys”. After clicking the Access keys, we can find the “Storage Account Name” and the “Key”, so copy the keys.
 
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Step 9 - Map Network Drive
 
Now, we need to add our Azure File Share to our local PC, so open the “File Explorer” and then click “Map Network Drive”. It’s in the “Computer” tab.
 
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Step 10 - Changing the Folder location URL
 
Now, we need to select the Drive Letter, and then paste the URL in the Folder Text box. Now, you need to remove “https// to \\” and change the “/technetviki to \ technetviki”, select the Checkboxes and click “Finish”.
 
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Step 11 - Entering the Network Credentials
 
After clicking the Finish button, we need to enter the Azure User Name and Password for accessing the Drive. We already checked our credentials in Step 8, so enter the information and click “Ok”
 
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Step 12 - Finding our Network Drive
 
Now, we have successfully added our Azure Share to our local PC. 
 
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Step 13 - Verifying the Disk Information
 
Open the Network drive, and check the Properties. It will show our Disk capacity and the File System - it’s MAFS (Microsoft Azure File System).
 
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Step 14 - Creating the File in the Azure Drive
 
Now, we can create some files or copy some files in the Azure Drive. In this demo we create a Text file names “Azure Files”.
 
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Step 15 - Verifying the File
 
Now we can open our File Share named “technetviki”, we can find our Azure Files.txt, that we have created in the local PC.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned how to create Azure Share and how to access the Azure Share Drive into our Local PC. If you have any questions, feel free to comment under the comment box.