How to restore environment in business central

Have you guys remember my tweet regarding the restoration of environment .Following is the tweet

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So in month of November 2020 I faced this problem as due to some issue production environment got hanged and user abruptly close the session .Post that data in some tables got messy and couldn’t recover in time and then I need to contact MS guys to restore environment which took almost a week and till that time customer transaction got halted. That time question came to my mind how customer will handle all these things by going forward and MS guy responded me that time that this feature is going to added in Admin center in upcoming release.

Now with released of Business central 17.3 this feature become reality .It is still in preview mode.

Lets look at how to restore the environment

To restore environment you need to have access to admin center.

  1. Go to Admin center.
  2. Select Environment

3. Click on Restore

4. In the restore environment window select date and time to which you want to restore the environment.

5. Select the type of environment such as sandbox or production.

6. Finally Name for restored environment.

7. Hit the restore

Important points

  1. Backups are available for past 30 days
  2.  The number of restore attempts will be limited to 10 attempts per environment/per month.
  3. The recovery is allowed within a maximum of three immediately preceding versions of Business Central (including minor and major updates), but still within a maximum of 30 days (from the point of the environment creation)

Hope this will help you.

Stay tune for more.

How to kill session in Business Central

Recently faced a problem of table locking which goes in not responding stage and finally user close the tab ,but when user opens the session again it actually messed up the critical data (It seems unimaginable force was roaming that time when this happens). Eventually after trying couple of days for data correction I need to contact Microsoft to restore the database.

When this happening my customer asked me if something like this happen then can we kill or cancel the session of user and then I came across this feature of Business Central admin center.

How to access admin center

This can be by adding tenant id with your business central URL as below

https://businesscentral.dynamics.com/%5BTenant Id]

This will open admin center as below.

In this portal you can see all the environment including sandbox.I can see this is your control center for managing business central on cloud.

Now next step is click on required environment which will navigate to other screen.

To see all the session click on session

This will show you call the required session for the selected environment.

Now to cancel the session select the required session and click on Cancel session .This will kill the required session.

Another advantage of this screen is that it show other information like which operation is going on ,which object is involved in current operation and duration of current operation.

Hope this will help you to cancel the unwanted session

Stay tuned for more..