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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

Cloud migration APIs

If you need to run the setup for multiple customers, databases, or environments, you can use APIs to automate your work. They have been implemented since Business Central 2022 wave 1. In Chapter 7, you learned how to call APIs in different ways, so I just describe which APIs are available and which parameters they have. You can read additional details about cloud migration APIs in Microsoft Docs at

In the next chapter, you will also find a PowerShell script that uses all these APIs.

Cloud migration setup API

As we need to perform several actions to complete the setup, this API also consists of three steps, as detailed next.

First step

Here, we input basic parameters—source migration product, connection string, SQL Server type, and the company where we want to run the setup, as follows:

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