How to restore a Production database to the DevBox environment Dynamics 365 For Finance and Operations

This blog post is for my notes, you can find more details on Microsoft link.

There are some extra steps in the Microsoft link, which I never used. I usually follow only these steps and it works for me. So Instead I need to search on Microsoft link. I wrote this post for my future use.

Step 1: You have to restore production database to UAT and then from uat to export it to Asset library

Step 2: Download Backpac file in specific location

Step 3:  Open Command prompt with run as administrator for locally hosted VM and go to following location

Cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\DAC\bin

Step 4: run the following command

SqlPackage.exe /a:import /sf:D:\Exportedbacpac\my.bacpac /tsn:localhost /tdn:<target database name> /p:CommandTimeout=1200

I modified the above statement as

SqlPackage.exe /a:import /sf:C:\Temp\hsauatbackup.bacpac /tsn:localhost /tdn:AxDb_6 /p:CommandTimeout=1200

Step 5: run the following command.

After the database is restored. Run the following command in SQL Server management

CREATE USER axdeployuser FROM LOGIN axdeployuser
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_owner', 'axdeployuser'

CREATE USER axdbadmin FROM LOGIN axdbadmin
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_owner', 'axdbadmin'

CREATE USER axmrruntimeuser FROM LOGIN axmrruntimeuser
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_datareader', 'axmrruntimeuser'
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_datawriter', 'axmrruntimeuser'

CREATE USER axretaildatasyncuser FROM LOGIN axretaildatasyncuser
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'DataSyncUsersRole', 'axretaildatasyncuser'

CREATE USER axretailruntimeuser FROM LOGIN axretailruntimeuser
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'UsersRole', 'axretailruntimeuser'
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'ReportUsersRole', 'axretailruntimeuser'

CREATE USER axdeployextuser FROM LOGIN axdeployextuser
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'DeployExtensibilityRole', 'axdeployextuser'

CREATE USER [NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE] FROM LOGIN [NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE]
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_owner', 'NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE'

UPDATE T1
SET T1.storageproviderid = 0
    , T1.accessinformation = ''
    , T1.modifiedby = 'Admin'
    , T1.modifieddatetime = getdate()
FROM docuvalue T1
WHERE T1.storageproviderid = 1 --Azure storage

DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS SP_ConfigureTablesForChangeTracking
DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS SP_ConfigureTablesForChangeTracking_V2
GO
-- Begin Refresh Retail FullText Catalogs
DECLARE @RFTXNAME NVARCHAR(MAX);
DECLARE @RFTXSQL NVARCHAR(MAX);
DECLARE retail_ftx CURSOR FOR
SELECT OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME(object_id) + '.' + OBJECT_NAME(object_id) fullname FROM SYS.FULLTEXT_INDEXES
    WHERE FULLTEXT_CATALOG_ID = (SELECT TOP 1 FULLTEXT_CATALOG_ID FROM SYS.FULLTEXT_CATALOGS WHERE NAME = 'COMMERCEFULLTEXTCATALOG');
OPEN retail_ftx;
FETCH NEXT FROM retail_ftx INTO @RFTXNAME;

BEGIN TRY
    WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0 
    BEGIN 
        PRINT 'Refreshing Full Text Index ' + @RFTXNAME;
        EXEC SP_FULLTEXT_TABLE @RFTXNAME, 'activate';
        SET @RFTXSQL = 'ALTER FULLTEXT INDEX ON ' + @RFTXNAME + ' START FULL POPULATION';
        EXEC SP_EXECUTESQL @RFTXSQL;
        FETCH NEXT FROM retail_ftx INTO @RFTXNAME;
    END
END TRY
BEGIN CATCH
    PRINT error_message()
END CATCH

CLOSE retail_ftx; 
DEALLOCATE retail_ftx; 

Delete the AXDB. Create backup.

Rename current database to AXDB

alirazazaidi

Ali Raza Zaidi, Microsoft ERP Consultant, Currently working for Business Experts Gulf in United Arab Emirates. Specialized in HR & Payroll, Supply Chain and Financials modules.