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How to Copy Files from Shares to Public Clouds

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - App Controller, System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, System Center 2012 SP1 - App Controller

Copying Files from Shares to Windows Azure Storage

Authorized users can copy files from shares to their corresponding public cloud libraries.

To copy files from a share to Windows Azure

  1. Go to the Library page and navigate to the share from which files should be copied.

  2. Select the file or files to be copied.

  3. Click Copy.

  4. Navigate to the Windows Azure storage container.

  5. Click Paste.

Copying VHD Files from a Share to a Windows Azure Container

Authorized users can copy VHD files from shares to their corresponding Windows Azure image container. The container contains virtual hard disk files used by the VMRole in Windows Azure. Only .vhd files can be copied to the image container.

To copy VHD files from shares to a Windows Azure container

  1. Go to the Library page and navigate to the share from which files should be copied.

  2. Navigate to the directory from which files should be copied.

  3. Select a single file with a .vhd file name extension.

  4. Click Copy.

  5. Navigate to the Windows Azure container.

  6. Click Paste.

  7. In the Copy a virtual hard disk dialog, enter a new name if necessary.

  8. If the disk is a base disk, select a region or affinity group. If the disk is a differencing disk, click Select to select the parent disk. Note the differencing disk will be placed at the same region or affinity group of the parent disk.

  9. Click OK.

See Also

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