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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

Migration limitation

Previously, the main limitation in Cloud Migration was the database size – 80 GB. Now, you can migrate larger-sized databases; but can does not mean should.

If you exceed the storage limit, the migration process will not stop; you will have to buy additional capacity with a storage add-on.

Microsoft recommends migrating no more than 30 GB per migration. But how do you achieve this if your database is large?

  1. First of all, you can migrate your companies one by one. Select one company on the initial setup and you will be able to change the companies list to migrate later after the first company migrates.
  2. Secondly, delete or archive unneeded data. Sounds easy, but this is a very tough process. Please refer to Chapter 6, for the details.
  3. You can add the ReplicateData = False property to your custom tables if you do not want to replicate them.

Figure 8.9 – ReplicateData table property

If you want to migrate...