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Secure file copy for Azure VMs

Your own file copy Secret Agent for Microsoft Azure

Many businesses are choosing Microsoft Azure to extend their current datacenter needs, yet there is no easy way to copy files to an Azure virtual machine (VM), or copy a file from an Azure VM.

Veeam® FastSCP™ for Microsoft Azure delivers easy-to-use, reliable and fast file copy between on-premises and Azure-based VMs—for FREE!

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The Azure file copy predicament

Companies around the globe are using Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and deploying cloud-based virtual machines (VMs), yet getting data in and out of a Microsoft Azure VM is not as easy as it might look. For years, IT Admins have become accustomed to using Windows Explorer to copy files from machines to servers, but in the era of cloud computing, it isn’t that simple.

There are other methods to maneuver data in and out of an Azure VM—using Azure virtual machine remote desktop protocol (RDP) or creating an empty Azure VM data disk—but these methods bring challenges, have limitations, or are simply not that easy-to-use.

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Copying files to Azure VMs without VPN

Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure simplifies and accelerates hybrid cloud adoption for organizations both big and small. With this secure file copy solution for Azure, IT Administrators and Developers using Azure VMs can simply and reliably copy files between on-premises and Azure-based VMs. This FREE standalone utility for Azure VM file transfer also provides:

  • Secure file copy over HTTPS with built-in encryption (no VPN needed)
  • Manual file copy to/from Azure VMs without the need to keep the UI open until the file copy completes
  • Scheduled file copy jobs, such as nightly or weekly copies to/from Azure VMs
  • A wizard-driven UI to transfer files in just a few clicks—with no scripting knowledge required

With Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, you can minimize Azure virtual machine management and ensure that keeping copies in both places is now no trouble at all.

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System requirements:

Secure file copy for Azure VMs, without the need for VPN, supports the following Veeam and Azure VM system requirements.

There are no special Azure VM PowerShell commands or scripting needed, and you do not have to open up Azure virtual machine remote desktop (RDP). And if you are already using RDP or PowerShell sessions, using Veeam FastSCP will not cause any interference.

Note that this file copy tool is designed to copy files to and from Azure VMs; it does NOT support copying files to / from Azure Blob storage.

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64-bit version of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later

Software:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft PowerShell 2.0 or later (included in supported Windows versions)

Azure VM

Operating System:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later

Software:

  • PowerShell 2.0 or later (included in supported Windows versions)
  • PowerShell Remoting must be enabled (a default setting for newly created Azure VMs)

Simple, yet powerful Azure file copy

This FREE tool propels the adoption of Azure by limiting one of the biggest inhibitors to public cloud adoption—making it simple and easy to copy files to and from Azure VMs.

Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure requires no additional software or hardware purchases, and while it is a simple tool to copy files, it reduces a lot of barriers, such as connection issues and management complications for moving files to and from an on-premises location to an Azure VM. Once you create an Azure VM, there is no need to mess with an Azure virtual machine remote desktop port or learn special Azure VM PowerShell commands, just use Veeam FastSCP to complete your Azure VM file transfer in just a few clicks, and then set the scheduler to automate it.

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How to copy a file to an Azure VM over 2 GB

Copying files larger than 2 GB is not supported by RDP. If you try a direct copy/paste via RDP with a file over 2 GB on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, you will get an unspecified error notification. However, previous versions won’t even notify you, and your file copy will fail silently.

With Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, this 2 GB limitation is eliminated; allowing you to easily and securely copy larger files to and from Azure VMs.

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