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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 copy of the existing environment

Sometimes, you need to have a copy of the production environment. The reasons could be very different. Let's look at some of them:

  • You might need a sandbox with fresh data.
  • You might want to debug your production environment.
  • You might want to test some new features.

For all of these cases, you would like to have a production copy, or maybe some other environment copy.

Using this functionality, you can copy not only production environments but also any other environment that you have. You can do this quickly with a few clicks. Even if after your tests, data is crushing in your environment copy, just delete it and create a copy again.

So, let's see what you need to do if you want to copy your environment:

  1. Open the Environments list and click on the environment's name that you want to copy.
  2. On the environment's card, click on the Copy button:

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