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jacktransform
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Copying Default Environment Database to Production Environment

Hi all!

 

Like the title says, I want to copy our company database over from the default environment to a new production environment. We've been storing data in the default environment, but after learning that the default environment cannot be restored or backed-up, we've decided to create a production environment to house our data.

 

I wanted to know if anyone could point me in the direction of a tutorial or blog post that outlines how to export all my company data from the default environment and import it into the new production environment. I have quite a few apps, flows, solutions, and custom tables that I want to be completely transferred over to this new environment. I found this, but wanted to make sure this was the "Everything" level of copy was the right way to go before I changed our data.

 

Copy an environment - Power Platform | Microsoft Docs

 

Thanks!

 

 

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dpoggemann
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Super User

Hi @jacktransform ,

 

There are abilities to do this for Production and Sandbox environments.  Microsoft does identify these challenges with the Default environment here (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/environments-overview#the-default-environment) but overall I have seen multiple customers hit this issue.  

 

There really is no "easy" path for the default environment, sorry about that.  The links provided by @MayankP are good references.  I also answered this a couple of weeks ago here for another individual in the same situation.  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Dataverse/Moving-data-from-default-environment/m-p/130...  

 

Hope this helps.  Please accept if answers your question or Like if helps in any way.


Thanks,


Drew

Hope this helps. Please accept if answers your question or Like if helps in any way.
Thanks,
Drew

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jacktransform
Helper III
Helper III

@MayankP 

 

Thanks for the links! So from what I'm seeing it's quite a laborious process to copy one environment to another. There's no out-of-the-box tool that helps copy the default environment? That seems like quite the oversight on Microsoft's part.

 

Thanks!

dpoggemann
Super User
Super User

Hi @jacktransform ,

 

There are abilities to do this for Production and Sandbox environments.  Microsoft does identify these challenges with the Default environment here (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/environments-overview#the-default-environment) but overall I have seen multiple customers hit this issue.  

 

There really is no "easy" path for the default environment, sorry about that.  The links provided by @MayankP are good references.  I also answered this a couple of weeks ago here for another individual in the same situation.  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Dataverse/Moving-data-from-default-environment/m-p/130...  

 

Hope this helps.  Please accept if answers your question or Like if helps in any way.


Thanks,


Drew

Hope this helps. Please accept if answers your question or Like if helps in any way.
Thanks,
Drew

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