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Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By : Andrey Baludin
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Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By: Andrey Baludin

Overview of this book

This book features all the information you need to get started with administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online. It contains detailed information about the admin portal and cloud migration process, all based on real usage experience. The book starts by covering the data migration process for developers, which will show you how to organize the data without code. You’ll also learn how the admin portal can be useful if you want to export a database copy, restore a backup, and set up telemetry to get detailed information about the call stack and operation statuses. As you progress, you’ll learn how to check your Business Central SaaS environment details, create new and different types of environments, and notifications, and keep your cloud data within limits. Later, you’ll explore how to set up cloud migration from an on-premise environment to SaaS, run the migration, upgrade data, and fix problems if something goes wrong. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to create new production and sandbox environments, restore them from backups, analyze environment telemetry, and confidently migrate your data to the cloud.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Dynamics 365 Business Central Admin Center
Part 2: Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud Migration Tool

Chapter 8: Cloud Migration Schema and Limitations

We start Part 2 with Cloud Migration. Cloud Migration is a special tool that helps you to migrate your data from any on-premises Business Central environment (still supported in version 14) or Dynamics GP to the SaaS environment. It is free of charge and already included in your cloud environment even if you do not need it. You do not need to search for any distributives; the only thing you need to install additionally is a self-hosted integration runtime – part of the Cloud Migration tool. You will get a link to download it while you run the setup process.

The main official purpose of the Cloud Migration tool is to help you migrate from your on-premises environment to the cloud, but later we will look at a non-official usage – data consolidation. For some reasons (which we will find out about later), it is not officially recommended, but it works with some exceptions.

You do not need developer skills to use it....