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I want to move data from one Development (sandbox) instance to another. From Prod to sandbox it is done in easy way but if we want to move data base between sandbox instances then how we can export db as bacpac file from one VM and import it into another VM?
Have you already looked at docs.microsoft.com/.../export-database
Thanks for quick reply :)
For my Develop & Test Box instance "Move Database" option is not available under Mainatin tab.
If these are dev environments, you won't see this option on these. You can RDP into these boxes and export the database and then copy the file to other box and import the database there.
just export SQL DB from one dev box and import in other one
can click on SQL DB, actions and import and export options
But it will create .BAk file right? In D365 we need bacpac file for DB refresh, please correct me if my understanding is wrong?
If we restore db in similar old way just we used to do in Ax 2012 will it overwrite the code / objects?
Code doesn’t exist in database anymore in D365. Code is in file system so it won’t overwrite code. You can take backup and restore like any other database from SQL
Tier 1 boxes use SQL Server. You can create a bak file via SQL backup and restore it on another Tier 1. Tier 2 or higher use Azure SQL, to import data into Azure SQL you need a bacpac. It can be exported from Tier 1. Bacpac can be also imported to Tier 1 if required.
Code is not stored in DB and to move source code you use version control or model files.
Bacpac is a format used by Azure SQL. Bak is a format used by SQL server. If you want to copy data between dev boxes, use .bak. It's a lot faster, too.
The application code is not stored in the database.
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both are development & build type sandbox environment.So you think .Bak file will work?
How to find out whether it is tier 1 or tier 2?
Moreover, I tried to export bacpac file from sql using task->export data tier application option but each time it fails with time out error. Time out happens before the operation so I increased time to 600 sec from sql->tool->option->query execution , but no luck.
.bak should work on development environment and / or SQL server to which you have access. Have you tried using it and are you getting any errors?
Everything is on single server @ Tier-1 environment. Tier-2 is more like product(Azure SQL used, you don't have access to SQL either). Refer link below.
If it has Visual Studio, it's Tier 1 (=onebox) and has normal SQL Server.
Just use normal Backup feature in SQL Server Management Studio.
If you log in to SQL server on the environments , you can easily identify by looking at database name. On tier 2 database name is something like uat_axdb_fb7a785059678, if I am not mistaken. On dev machine you can simply see it as AXDB. Also as Nikolaos said Tier 1 box you can see VS. If your both server has normal sql server .bak file should work.
Keep all D365 related services stopped when you import the .bak file. Then sync database. Then start the services. The same applies when you import .bacpac, no difference.
Did you face some issue? If yes, please share more details.
are your tenants same for the source and target enviornments
services could get impact and some settings have to manage manually e.g. print management, batch jobs, etc.
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