Quick deployment of Azure File storage

This blog post will describe needed steps to configure Azure File Storage. Azure File Storage offers shared storage for applications using the standard SMB 2.1 or SMB 3.0.
In this post we are using Azure Preview portal, because we want to show how to manage different things from there.

First, login to Azure preview portal https://portal.azure.com

We will create own Resource Group for File storage named AFileStorage:
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Next we need to create Storage Account (afilestorage01) to just created Resource Group:
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When creating Storage Account you need to choose Deployment Model. If that is not quite clear for you, please read following article HERE.

Now we have all needed components and we can start creating Azure File Storage.
You can create File Share via Azure Portal or Azure powershell.
Creating File Share from Azure Portal:
Browse to your Resource Group -> Storage Account -> Files
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Add New File Share:
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And specify share name (only low letters) and quota:
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And it´s done:
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Creating File Share via Azure Powershell:
First we will create a context for our storage account and key + new file share.

In our example we are creating Share named Data:
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Now we have share up and running. Next we will allow SMB traffic from client:
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Now we can test our File storage from client:

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That´s it. You can get more examples from from Microsoft Azure documentation HERE.

You can manage your Azure File Storage also from Preview Portal. For example show File storage path:
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Upload files:
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Set Quota limit:
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