I have file a server with huge size (more than 50 TB).
What my manager want is to create a search on these document from SharePoint with metadata filters (not content search).
Basically what I am looking for, is that I save the metadata of each document into sharepoint list and attached the link of local document with this metadata ( document will not be uploaded into sharepoint). After that I will be able to search the document via its and other metadata filter.
When I click on document link in SharePoint it will open the document from the local file server.
I am using SharePoint Online.