CRM 3.0 - Using Production DB Backup to CRM 3.0 Test Environment

CRM 3.0 - Using Production DB Backup to CRM 3.0 Test Environment

Post by QWxsZW4gS3 » Sat, 03 Jun 2006 05:45:02


I have set up CRM 3.0 for our test users. The Production and Test CRM
installs are on the same AD but different OUs. I created a Testing OU for the
test CRM. Now I want to get the production data into the test database but
there is that issue with the AD GUIDs and such.

Is there an easy way to get that data into the Test Environment?
 
 
 

CRM 3.0 - Using Production DB Backup to CRM 3.0 Test Environment

Post by Matt Park » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 00:33:10

You should be able to use the Redeployment Wizard to do this. It is on your
isntall disk.

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Matt Parks
MVP - Microsoft CRM




I have set up CRM 3.0 for our test users. The Production and Test CRM
installs are on the same AD but different OUs. I created a Testing OU for
the
test CRM. Now I want to get the production data into the test database but
there is that issue with the AD GUIDs and such.

Is there an easy way to get that data into the Test Environment?

 
 
 

CRM 3.0 - Using Production DB Backup to CRM 3.0 Test Environment

Post by QWxsZW4gS3 » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 03:03:02

Thanks Matt, I will check this out.

I installed the redeplyment wizard but it can only be run before CRM is
installed which I have already installed and published our custom entities.
So it won't allow me to run the Redeployment Wizard.

I read up on the Data Migraton Pack for 3.0 as well but it doesn't look like
it will accomploish what I need because the users between the 2 environments
will be different. I have test users instead of actual Production users.
Sounds more like for upgrading CRM or data migrating from another system.


Allen
 
 
 

CRM 3.0 - Using Production DB Backup to CRM 3.0 Test Environment

Post by Matt Park » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 06:03:33

I would consider uninstalling the test instance. You can always re-apply
the customizzations afterwards.

--

Matt Parks
MVP - Microsoft CRM




Thanks Matt, I will check this out.

I installed the redeplyment wizard but it can only be run before CRM is
installed which I have already installed and published our custom entities.
So it won't allow me to run the Redeployment Wizard.

I read up on the Data Migraton Pack for 3.0 as well but it doesn't look like
it will accomploish what I need because the users between the 2 environments
will be different. I have test users instead of actual Production users.
Sounds more like for upgrading CRM or data migrating from another system.


Allen