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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

Database export

You may want to create your cloud database export – for example, to deploy extra test environments, provide database copy to some third party, or even migrate from SaaS to on-premises.

How do you export your database if it is somewhere in the cloud? This is a very important question, which we will discuss in this section.

First of all, let me notify you about some database export limitations:

  • You are able to export databases only for a production environment.
  • You are able to perform 10 exports per month.
  • You must be delegated admin or admin in the current organization. Your Business Central user must have the D365 BACKUP\RESTORE permission set assigned.
  • Your Dynamics 365 Business Central license must be paid.

Now, we can start our database export. You are able to export databases to Azure Storage accounts only. This means that you must have a paid or trial Azure subscription to perform this button. If you don't have a suitable...