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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Best Practises for use of Data Migration Framework

Now that we have installed, troubleshooted and verified that installation of AX 2012 Data Migration Framework is completed successfully, lets move towards One Important best practise suggested by Microsoft.

Microsoft states in DMFs user guide that: “Because the staging environment is highly normalized and may require significant processing bandwidth, we recommend that you increase the Maximum buffer size setting for your environment while you migrate data. Use the Server configuration utility to set the value.”
If you want to take this advice of Microsoft, the below steps show how to do that.

  1. Launch the server configuration utility (Start menu > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Server Configuration),
  2. Click Manage > Create configuration...
    And in the opened dailog, fill Configuration name with any desired string as shown:

    And click ok.
  3. Now in the new configuraiton, Go to the database tuning tab, and change the buffer size from 48, to say 54 or another apt value based on amount of data to be migrated.
  4. You will getting a warning message by doing so. Since we are doing this on purpose, we can ignore this warning. However it’s valid to point out that after your done with the data migration framework, it’s best to change this setting back to default.
  5. After doing this, and clicking apply and click Yes on the dialog which pops up. It will restart the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 AOS instance.
And you are ready to continue with your work now.

Internal Links:
Simplified briefing about Ax 2012 DMF
Step by Step DMF Installation process
Simple example of DMF usage
For Troubleshooting DMF installation issues
Known Issue with DMF #1
Known Issue with DMF #2
Best practises for DMF usage
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