Configuring Azure as a Slingshot target requires an active Azure subscription, as well as support for SMB3. This is the current default level on EVO, though some internet service providers may not support it. See this Microsoft article for a list of known ISPs that allow/disallow access using SMB3.
If a Storage account does not already exist, this must first be created at the Microsoft Azure Portal.
Create a new Storage account (and Resource group) if needed, and give the account a name:
Note: In addition to billing considerations, there are many security implications and advanced settings outside the scope of this article. The account used here is for demonstration only, to indicate the fields required for a simple authorization.
Click Review + create to validate the account:
Click Create to deploy the service:
Navigate to the Overview for the Storage account and note the Subscription ID:
Navigate to Access keys in the Settings section of the menu and note the Storage account name and one of the generated keys:
In the EVO web interface, navigate to the Slingshot > Aliases page:
Click Add alias and enter a name for the alias;
Choose Azure for the Schema;
Enter the Subscription ID in the Container field;
Enter the Storage account name in the User field;
Enter one of the keys (key1) in the Password field:
Click Save Changes and allow a few moments for registration:
The page should automatically update once registration is completed:
It's now possible to create a replication job with the Azure target. Click Create new job at the bottom of the main Slingshot page:
Give the job a name and choose the source and destination for the replication job.
In this example, a directory named "test" has been browsed to on the "Media" share, the contents of which will be replicated to Azure.
Microsoft Azure is selected from the drop-down menu, which auto-populates the destination with the Alias information. A custom path is also entered, which will create a new directory (called New_Directory) on the destination.
In this example, Save & Run Now is clicked to start the job immediately, and its status is viewed at the Slingshot page:
Clicking Last Job Summary provides a summary of the executed job:
The results are confirmed in the Container Overview in New_Directory, where a copy of the summary report is created as well: