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Refreshing an MS CRM 4.0 test environment RRS feed

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  • We currently have a Live CRM 4.0 environment and a Test CRM 4.0 environment. The Test environment was created from a copy of the Live environment database. 

    The Test environment is now out of date and we would like to refresh it.

    As both environments are on the same domain and the User GUIDs are the same can someone confirm if it is just possible to copy the database from the Live SQL server to the Test SQL without having to go through the process of creating a new Organisation?

    Thanks,

    Steve

     

     

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 4:51 PM

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  • The best approach to copy the database, then import the copied database as a new organisation via CRM Deployment Manager. This will ensure all deployment-specifc data is correct. If you have UR8 or higher, then it's best to include the registry setting descrbed at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977867 to speed up the import
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    • Marked as answer by Steve Fleming Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:44 PM
    Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:04 AM
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  • Thanks David, I have another question regarding importing the organisation for specifically a CRM 4.0 Professional environment but I will log a new question for this.
    Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:46 PM