Backups

Is it possible to take ax backups?if it is possible could you please tell me how?

are you talking about AX data back up or AX customizations (objects) backup?

Hi Lola,

I am asking about customization backups?

Hi Kishore,

You can take the backup of our customization by one of the below processes.

  1. by exporting the . XPO files (based on the Customization)

  2. by taking the .aod and .ald files from your Applicatoin folder

Hi Kishore,

the 2 methods referred to by Siva above are what you can do.

for the 1st method create a new empty project. and in its “advanced filter” choose AOT then in select choose the layer(Application model>UtilLevel) you want to export (USR, BUS…) depending on your customization

Hi Sir,

I am asking about automatic backups?is it possible in ax?

Hi,

There is no auto backup of application option in Dynamics AX.

In the past, I used DOS command script to do the following in the mid night when it was acceptable for AOS to be unavailable -

  1. Stop the AOS
  2. Delete .aoi file
  3. Used Robocopy script to backup the application layer.
  4. Restart AOS.

The beauty with Robocopy is - it is intelligent enough so that only those files which had its timestamp changed would be backed up.

Thanks Harish