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How can take back up of entities, flows

Hello Team,

 

I saw the way to export and import canvas applications. 

And also taking backup of environment level. 

 

How can i take backup of specific Entity, Model-driven app, Connectors and Flows in one environment and restore in another environment.

 

Please advise on this. Thanks in advance.

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Super User II
Super User II

Hi @vghanithala,

There are multiple ways of backing up your configurations. Top 3 I would say are:

  1. A common method is to create a solution and export that solution as unmanaged and save it in a source control: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/solutions-overview
  2. In a more DevOps scenario is to create a solution, export, unpack that solution and save the solution files to a source control. You can leverage the out-of-the-box Build Tools to do so if you are using Azure DevOps: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/devops-build-tool-tasks
    1. Export solution task: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/devops-build-tool-tasks#export-solution
    2. Unpack task: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/devops-build-tool-tasks#unpack-solution
    3. More on ALM: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/
  3. You can also backup your environment form the Power Platform admin center: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/backup-restore-environments

To restore the configuration in another environment can be achieved by importing the solution you've exported from source environment. You can do that manually or in a DevOps scenario can be done with the same Build Tools as above. 

  1. Import solution: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/import-update-export-solutions

Suggest to go through the links I put and it should give you the basics. Hope this helps...

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Thank you for useful information @EricRegnier. It really helps.

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Super User II
Super User II

Hi @vghanithala,

There are multiple ways of backing up your configurations. Top 3 I would say are:

  1. A common method is to create a solution and export that solution as unmanaged and save it in a source control: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/solutions-overview
  2. In a more DevOps scenario is to create a solution, export, unpack that solution and save the solution files to a source control. You can leverage the out-of-the-box Build Tools to do so if you are using Azure DevOps: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/devops-build-tool-tasks
    1. Export solution task: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/devops-build-tool-tasks#export-solution
    2. Unpack task: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/devops-build-tool-tasks#unpack-solution
    3. More on ALM: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/
  3. You can also backup your environment form the Power Platform admin center: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/backup-restore-environments

To restore the configuration in another environment can be achieved by importing the solution you've exported from source environment. You can do that manually or in a DevOps scenario can be done with the same Build Tools as above. 

  1. Import solution: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/import-update-export-solutions

Suggest to go through the links I put and it should give you the basics. Hope this helps...

View solution in original post

Thank you for useful information @EricRegnier. It really helps.

View solution in original post

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