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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

Creating a production or sandbox environment

In this section, you will learn how to create a new environment of both types, Production and Sandbox.


By default, you can only have one production environment per tenant free of charge. By yourself, you could create a production environment only if you delete the existing one (please be very careful if you decide to delete your production environment). You can get more production environments in the following ways:

  • Asking your CSP partner to create one more for you
  • Asking Microsoft to migrate your environment from other tenants, if for some reason, you decided to merge them

Each additional production environment gives you three more sandboxes and an extra 4 GB of capacity:

  1. To create a new production environment, click on + New on the Environments list page:

Figure 2.2 – New environment creation

  1. In the Create environment window, type your new environment...