Protecting FSLogix File Share Demo
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Your Storage is your data, so in Azure Virtual Desktop we need to address your storage needs. This comes in a few flavors: FSLogix User Profiles and Office Profiles as well as the Storage solution that they will be mounted from and the disks for your Operating Systems and data drives.  

In this course, we will help you design your Azure Virtual Desktop storage components so you can get the most out of them in your AVD solution but also control cost to make AVD a more cost-effective solution with a dedicated focus on preparing you for the Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Azure Virtual Desktop Storage requirements
  • Recommend an appropriate storage solution 
  • Configure storage for FSLogix components
  • Configure storage solution
  • Configure disks
  • Create and configure file shares
  • Protect your storage using Azure Backup
  • Understand high availability and disaster recovery

Intended Audience

  • Azure administrators with subject matter expertise in planning, delivering, and managing virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure
  • Anyone looking to learn more about Azure Virtual Desktop


To get the most out of this course, you should already have some knowledge of:

  • Azure Storage accounts
  • Storage capacity planning
  • Storage performance 
  • Windows PowerShell

Now that we have a file share, we need to protect it. Click on the share. In the blade on the left, click backup. This is going to create a new Azure backup vault to protect your file share. The vault name resource group and policy have been selected for you showing that the file share will take a full backup at 7:30 p.m. and retain that data for 30 days. Those settings are just fine with me, but if you need the backup to be more frequent or retain the data for longer, you can edit the policy accordingly. When you're ready, select the enable backup button at the bottom and that's all that's necessary. The file share will now be backed up according to your schedule. No muss, no fuss.

About the Author

Dean Cefola is a Principal Azure Engineer at Microsoft and has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. Dean has been supporting Azure Virtual Desktop from the beginning and is the Microsoft FastTrack Global Leader for AVD.