I have an onsite SBS 2011 server, where I need to transfer 100Gb of files and folders into Azure, i believe I cannot use Azure File Sync because the application does not support SBS 2011? Therefore what is the best way to transfer the files and folders, allowing me to limit the bandwidth and times, as not to cause any performance related issues on the network. I need to transfer a full copy, and then any changes that occur before we do a full cut off? Any recommendations, whether or not Microsoft has the tools to allow me to do this, or do I need to look at a 3rd party sync app?
File transfer from onsite SBS 2011 to Azure
@Ryan-Kular , I hope all is well. What kind of data are we talking about specifically? is it just file blobs of various sizes? or is there SharePoint and / or Exchange data as well?
Its a mixture of .xls , .doc and .pdf files.
This is the document storage folder for the back office system. Which needs to be uploaded to an Azure share, either to a shared folder on a server or using Azure File Share. The issue that I am trying to mitigate against is any connectivity issues, where the connection drops out for what ever reason. I need some sort of tool that takes a copy of the data and then updates the folder with updated files only, If the connection drops out then I need the tool to pick up where it was last interrupted. Any suggestions - currently i'm looking at FreeFileSync which seems to a viable option.
I think I am also limited by an upload speed of 10mps?
Any further suggestions?
(If I create a network drive to a folder share created on a Virtual machine in Azure, its not doable the transfer rates are extremely slow. The other option seems to be using Azure Storage Explorer - much more favorable uploads. I've uploaded the data in weekend, but then I need to use a tool such as FreeFileSync to ensure that any update files are in synchronised.)
I hope all is well. Have you taken a look at the following Azure Service offering?
It is designed to address the issues you are having, and is relatively easy to deploy and use.