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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

Backup restore

Sometimes, things go totally wrong and your database is crushed, or you need to roll out some situation. Or maybe everything is okay and you just need to refer to some earlier data. In both cases, we can use database restore. Also, the good news is that you don't need to take care of backup policies manually using the Business Central SaaS. Backups are created automatically, and you just need to choose a point of restoration.

But not everything is ideal; there are some limitations:

  1. You can restore your backups up to 28 days in the past.
  2. You can restore your environment only to the same version you have now. So, after each minor or major update, your 28-day restoration period shrinks to 0 and starts again.
  3. You need the same permissions as a database export.
  4. Restoration is limited to 10 times per month.
  5. You can't restore a deleted environment from the Admin Center – contact Microsoft support for this.
  6. Sandbox environments...