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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Administration Cookbook by Simon Buxton

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Refreshing an environment from live

The details of this process are installation-specific, and you must create a detailed process to use as a checklist.

There are two methods of refreshing an environment from another environment:

  • Exporting and Importing the model store, followed by copying the transactional data database (SQL Server backup and restore)
  • Using the SQL Server backup and restoring on both data and model databases

Note

If you wish to only refresh the application code, you can follow the Exporting or importing a model store section discussed earlier in this chapter.

You don't always need to transfer the live transactional data database, but is often desirable (ensures that the both systems are the same). In this case, it is reasonable to ...

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