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Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By : Andrey Baludin
Book Image

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

Migration schema and the main nodes

The Cloud Migration tool consists of the following nodes:

  • On-premises SQL Server database or Azure SQL Database
  • Self-hosted integration runtime or Azure runtime
  • Azure Data Factory pipelines
  • Azure Integration Runtime for Data Factory
  • Business Central SaaS

The common migration schema looks like this:

Figure 8.7 – Cloud Migration schema

If you migrate from an on-premises SQL Server database, you must install the self-hosted integration runtime and register it with a special authentication key, which you get during the setup, to let Azure Data Factory connect to the database.

Figure 8.8 – Self-hosted integration runtime authentication key

For Azure SQL Database, the integration runtime is created automatically. Azure Data Factory only uses your SQL Server permissions with the user account that you use for the migration.