How to Backup CRM and how to recover it RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear All,

    As an CRM administrator how to backup CRM, because its just not the database we have the IIS also. Please any one can provide information regarding this . How can I take backup of CRM so in case of any disaster in can recover it.

    Thanks and Best Regards,

    Asif Fattah

    Project Manage - Microsoft Dynamics
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:26 AM


  • Hi Asif, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementation Guide provides guidance for disaster recovery planning for CRM and is worth reading.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide

    Essentially, all you need to do is to back up your CRM database. If you ever needed to restore CRM, the restoration procedure will depend upon whether you can re-use the existing AD domain controller, CRM server or database server. For example, if you just wanted to recover the database, you would drop the existing corrupt database, restore the backup to the database server, and use the CRM Deployment Manager to import the restored database into the CRM deployment.

    You don't need to back up IIS unless you have stored custom webpages on the CRM server, in which case you should already have these files backup in a version control system.

    Regards, Neil

    Neil Benson, CRM Addict at Customery Ltd.You can reach me on LinkedIn or Twitter, and you're welcome to sign up to Customery, an online community for UK-based Dynamics CRM people.

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8:27 AM