In this article, I'll show you how to create a storage, map it as a local disk on Windows Server and backup files in a schedule.
1. Create a storage
Login to your Azure portal >> click Storage accounts menu >> click plus +Add button
Below is an example for a standard storage with lowest cost. You can see Azure Storage Pricing for more details.
Once done, open the storage and copy Access keys (can copy key 1 only):
2. Map the storage as local disk
Open cmd tool and run the command like below to map the storage s a local disk on Windows Server:
net use X: \\xxxStorageName.file.core.windows.net\xxxFileFolder /u:xxxStorageName xxxKey
X: is the letter of the local disk mapped
xxxStorageName: name of the storage you keyed in step 1 (see Create storage account picture)
xxxKey: access key
3. Create a .bat file and put into a Task Scheduler
For example, I want to copy logs file from a folder on another disk to this storage disk. So I create a .bat file naming copylogs.bat with content as below:
copy D:\daily\*.log X:\daily
After that, I create a Task Scheduler to run this .bat file on 1 AM daily:
It's simple. Hope you can save your data or files on the cloud. It's worth when your server is damaged or something like that.
Any comment is welcome!