Monday, February 26, 2018

Synchronize the database manually - Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations On Premises Installation

Hi All

Sometime in a D365FO On Premise deployment the Sync doesn't triggered!

What to do?

You can run the Database Sync manually as per the "Copy a Finance and Operations database from SQL Server to a production Azure SQL Database environment" procedure.

In an On Premise change a little bit.

The steps are:
  1. Connect to RDP to an AOS Node
  2. Open the PowerShell ISE
  3. Copy the script below and change the Bold part as per your environment
  4. In that case my package name is "K"

cd C:\ProgramData\SF\AOS_XX\Fabric\work\Applications\AXSFType_App164\\Packages\bin

.\Microsoft.Dynamics.AX.Deployment.Setup.exe -bindir "C:\ProgramData\SF\AOS_3\Fabric\work\Applications\AXSFType_App164\\Packages" -metadatadir "C:\ProgramData\SF\AOS_3\Fabric\work\Applications\AXSFType_App164\\Packages" -sqluser "axdbadmin" -sqlserver "FQDN SQL instance" -sqldatabase "axdb" -sqlpwd "password" -setupmode servicesync -syncmode fullall -onprem

Another way is to Delete the entry in SF.SyncLog related the last Deployment, and then restart one of the AOS machines. The AOS machine will rerun DB Sync and then deploy reports.
Check out the link

Enjoy with D365FO On Premise!

Update: This behaviour is related to the sf.synclog tableThis table contain all packages installed on an Environment.
If we want to move an package with a name already used before, the Deployment process found it in that table and the Synch is skipped!
The workaround is to truncate the table or at least delete the record relative to the package.

Update 2: This issue is been fixed on Platform Update 12.