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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

Data migration

The full migration process is divided into two stages:

  • Data migration
  • Data upgrade

You can run data migration several times, for example, by synchronizing your companies from on-premise to SaaS one by one, by cleaning your data in the destination point, and by only upgrading your data at the end as a final step, when you are sure that everything has been correctly migrated.

Microsoft describes the migration process with the following schema:

Figure 10.1 – The data migration process

You might have a question about the per database tables synchronization. Take a look at Figure 10.2. It is from Microsoft Business Central Launch Event 2022 wave 1. What if we sync the Company 1 tables with the per database tables and then sync the Company 2 tables with the per database tables again? If we overwrite the per database tables each time, data could have been already changed in such tables and links could have become broken...