Hi guys,

I found a nice post on “AL ISSUE” page about Data Migration from NAV to Business Central (OnCloud), a very GOOD question (my opinion).

https://github.com/Microsoft/AL/issues/2476

User Question

“My question relates to a customer switching to the new Business Central solution. A customer wants to switch from his Azure Cloud NAV database to the new version Business Central but wants to take all his data with him. What is a scenario for migrating the data in the future? Is there a connector for such a change? Will there be a data migration tool from Microsoft?”

Microsoft Answer

This is something we are currently working on in the development team so customers will have a path for migration. Stay tuned to get more details around this process as we are still defining exactly how we will be able to migrate those customers’ data!

Thanks
Microsoft Dynamics SMB R&D

My Question @Today

…waiting for answer!

 

ANYWAY …. DATA MIGRATION TOOLS @TODAY

Data Migration Wizard (with Excel)

 

USE RapidStart for Data Migration IS the suggested solution by Microsoft

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/across-import-data-configuration-packages

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/admin-set-up-a-company-with-rapidstart

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/admin-how-to-use-the-rapidstart-services-role-center-to-track-progress

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/admin-use-templates-to-prepare-customer-data-for-migration

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/admin-migrate-customer-data

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/admin-tips-and-tricks-rapidstart-services

No Backup\Restore Database

  • No Access to SQL Server
  • Microsoft create backups with its policies, you can request a restore if necessary

No Export\Import from Pages (PAGES ARE NOT AVAILABLE)

No Powershell and Powershell Database Functions

NO Import .NAVDATA, EXPORTDATA, IMPORTDATA from Powershell

  • THESE FUNCTIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE
  • Powershell is not available

 

….WAITING FOR THE NEW TOOLS!