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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 setup and the SHIR

In this section, we will learn how to start the migration setup and the steps it requires. I will divide the setup process into the following three steps:

  1. Running the cloud migration wizard
  2. Installing the SHIR
  3. Finalizing the cloud migration setup

Let's learn about each step in detail.

Running the cloud migration wizard

To run the cloud migration wizard, proceed as follows:

  1. Open your target environment Dynamics 365 Business Central software as a service (SaaS) and go to the Assisted Setup page. Choose the Set up Cloud Migration option from the Get ready for business section, as illustrated in the next screenshot:

Figure 9.7 – Assisted setup

Important Note

You need to perform this setup in the Business Central cloud environment, and not on-premises.

  1. As a first step, you must choose a product that you want to migrate data from. Click on the ellipsis () near...