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ajkuma-MSFT asked ·

What is the procedure to restore a registered file sync server: Azure File sync on BMR

Hi everybody,

I had to bare metal restore a file sync server without the data disk on lets say d:\ drive.Now after, I think file sync agent automatically, recreated the folders on d:\ all seems healthy in file sync,

But the files are not downloaded from azure to the server. Is there a how to procedure out there, what to do, if a registered server needs to be bare metal restored? 

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Source: MSDN thread.


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Sumarigo-MSFT answered ·

Azure File Sync doesn’t support BMR because the registry maintains configuration information that can get out of sync with the Azure File Sync service when performing a BMR.
If you notice that creating, deleting, or updating server endpoints on the server is failing.

Recommended steps if the system and data volumes are lost.

Option #1:

  1. • Perform a clean install of Windows Server

  2. • Install the Azure File Sync agent

  3. • Register the server

  4. • Re-add the server endpoint in the existing sync group

  5. • Sync will download the data to the new server

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Option #2:

  1. • Perform a clean install of Windows Server

  2. • Install the Azure File Sync agent

  3. • Register the server

  4. • Restore the data volume from backup

  5. • Re-add the server endpoint in the existing sync group

  6. • Sync will reconcile the data on the server and Azure file share

Source: MSDN thread.




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