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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 upgrade

We can illustrate the data upgrade process with the following schema:

Figure 10.12 – The data upgrade schema

We have table X with 15 fields in the on-premises Business Central instance. It should be an old version from 14 to 19. We migrate data to the new Business Central SaaS v.20 where table X already has 19 fields because new functionality was added. We migrate 15 fields from the on-premises instance. After that, we upgrade data to fill the last 16–19 fields in the new environment.

Important Note

Before you start the data upgrade, open the Admin Portal, and if you have a pending target environment update, postpone it. Similarly, if you need to upgrade your cloud environment, disable the cloud migration from the Cloud Migration Management page.

After you migrate your data, open the Admin Portal and create a copy of your target migration environment. Test the data upgrade in this copy first. This is not a mandatory step...