How-to: Microsoft Dynamics 365 System Backups

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    Summary: How-to article on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Backups
    Article Type: Information
    Related Product(s): This article relates to the following products:   Dynamics 365
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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.

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