Support deduplication of Azure storage objects (blobs and files)
Add support for deduplication of files stored in Azure Files to save storage space (cost). General file savings are about 50% when using deduplication in Windows Server
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Wyatt Best commented
The lack of this feature is causing us to reconsider our plans to migrate file shares to Azure.
Is there a third party tool to achieve deduplication with Azure Files.
John Vance commented
Our data is really ballooning when moving from on-prem dedupe Windows file server to Azure Files. Any idea where dedupe is on the roadmap?
My current Veeam backup repository volume with ReFS deduplication has 86% dedup ratio. Meaning 50 Tb of backup data is written onto 10 Tb volume.
Hope will get the same feature for all Azure blob tiers.
Bump, deduping takes my file sizes way down (sometimes 10% the size once deduped)
Jon Knox commented
When block level dedup was introduced at the OS level in 2012 rather than being bound to NetApp storage hardware it prompted an environment wide file server rebuild through our company to leverage this fantastic technology.
Now we are on the cusp of moving our unstructured data to the cloud and looking to access it from various sites around the globe and were very happy to see Azure File Sync come to the rescue.
Imagine the disappointment of being informed that all the benefits of leveraging our on Premise disk storage with block level de-duplication would disappear!
I'm very sure that this is not a complex ask as the technology has been available consumers for at least a decade now in hardware or OS form.
I would appeal to Microsoft to fight for this market and put itself ahead of its competitors.
Mark Means commented
Is Microsoft using data deduplication in their back end storage, but charging customers as though there is no data deduplication?
Chris Tout commented
Any update on this? Block level dedupe would be extremely useful.
Hi Do you have any update about it? is it something in roadmap?
Emmanuel Paré commented
Dedup could be a nice feature to have for azure archive.. where data is not accessed often.
[Deleted User] commented
yes it reduces the total file size more 50%. Need this feature.
Concur. De-dupe is huge, a difference maker.
agree, would be great benefit for customers who have large amounts of data in large files!
Alex York commented
This will severely reduce flash tier and spinning tier costs since this data is stored in triplicate.