A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create Azure Files Using Azure CLI

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create Azure Files Using Azure CLI

Introduction

Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive suite of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications. Among these services is Azure Files, a managed file storage service for the cloud. Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. This blog post will provide a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to create Azure Files using Azure CLI, a command-line tool providing a great experience for managing Azure resources.

Prerequisites

Before we begin, ensure that you have the following prerequisites:

  1. An active Azure subscription. If you don’t have one, you can create a free account within a few minutes.
  2. Azure CLI installed on your machine. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the Azure website.

Step 1: Install the Azure CLI

If you haven’t installed the Azure CLI yet, you can download it from the Azure website and follow the installation instructions for your operating system.

Step 2: Log in to Your Azure Account

The next step is to log in to your Azure account. You can do this by running the following command:

This command opens a web page where you can enter your Azure credentials. After you’ve signed in, the command returns a list of subscriptions associated with your Azure account.

Step 3: Create a Resource Group

Azure resources are organized into resource groups. Before you can create a file share, you need to create a resource group. You can create a resource group by running the following command:

This command creates a resource group named “myResourceGroup” in the “westus” region.

Step 4: Create a Storage Account

Azure Files is part of Azure Storage, so you need to create a storage account to host your file share. You can create a storage account by running the following command:

This command creates a storage account named “mystorageaccount” in the “myResourceGroup” resource group. The storage account is located in the “westus” region and uses the “Standard_LRS” SKU, which stands for Standard performance and Locally Redundant Storage.

Step 5: Create a File Share

Now that you have a storage account, you can create a file share. You can create a file share by running the following command:

This command creates a file share named “myshare” in the “mystorageaccount” storage account.

Step 6: Upload a File to the File Share

After creating a file share, you can upload a file to it. You can upload a file by running the following command:

This command uploads the file at “/path/to/your/file.txt” to the “myshare” file share. The file is stored in the file share as “file.txt”.

Conclusion

Azure Files is a powerful service that allows you to create, configure, and manage file shares in the cloud. By following this step-by-step guide, you can easily create Azure Files using Azure CLI. Whether you’re a developer, a system administrator, or a data analyst, this guide can help you leverage the power of Azure Files in your work.