Data Backup in Microsoft Dynamics AX

1) Axapta Table Backup - Using “Definition Group”

2) SQL Backup (Axapta Table backup and Olap database backup)

3) Application Back-up ( Customization Back-up)

4) OLAP Visual Studio project backup

1. Axapta Table Backup - Using “Definition Group”:

Go to Administration > Periodic > Data Export / Import > Definition Group > Create new Definition group “ Table Back up”

Identify the name of a definition group.

Click on “Include Table Groups” tab. Select all the check boxes including the transactions also.


Click OK.


A definition group will get created in the form


Data exporting will start and two files with extension *.dat and *.def will be saved in selected location.