Summary:How-to article on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Backups
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Published on: November, 2019

Good news! Backups take place without you having to do anything.

About system backups:

  • All your instances are backed up.
  • System backups occur continuously. Since we use Azure SQL, see Azure Sql automated backups for details.
  • System backups are retained up to 28 days. Check your expiration date.
  • System backups do not count against your storage limits.
  • System backups are identified as created by System on the Manage backups page.

See your Dynamics 365 system backups

  1. Browse to the Microsoft 365 admin center and sign in using Office 365 Global administrator credentials. You can also sign in with System Administrator or Delegated Admin security roles.
  2. Click Admin centers > Dynamics 365.
  3. Click the Backup & Restore tab.
  4. Choose an instance from the Backups for drop-down list.

System-created backups appear under Created By as System.

FAQ

How are Dynamics 365 system backups taken?

In the current version of the product, system backups occur continuously; this is different from previous versions where we took backups once a day. Since we use Azure SQL, please see Azure SQL automated backups for details.

How are manual/on-demand backups taken?

In the current version of the product, system backups occur continuously; this is different from previous versions where we took backups once a day. Since we use Azure SQL, please see Azure SQL automated backups for details.