Back up the database for a Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations solution

A backup of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations database is required for your Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) solution package. When you back up the database, you must include the master, reference, and transactional data that is specific to your solution and industry. This data will be used for your pre-sales demo deployments.

On demo or development environments, the database is typically named AXDBRain. Your database backup should be no larger than 15 gigabytes (GB). Otherwise, a time-out error might occur when you try to upload the database to the Asset library in LCS. To compress your database backup, in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, on the Back Up Database page, in the Set backup compression field, select Compress backup.

Compress backup selected in the Set backup compression field

On demo or development environments, the database is typically called AXDBRain. Your database backup should be no larger than 15 gigabyte (GB). If your database is larger, a timeout error may occur when you try to upload the database to the Asset library **in Lifecycle Services (LCS). To compress your database backup, in SQL Server Management Studio, on the **Back Up Database page, in the Set backup compression field, select Compress backup.

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Additional resources

Publishing an App for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations in AppSource