How to Restore Prod DB to Test DB


This is the first time I ever handle Axapta 3.0 (yeah quite old erp), so I would like to start with a very simple question. How do I copy the PRODUCTION database to TEST database? We r using MS SQL Server as our database. Do I have to setup a brand new environment of Axapta or just use the same app with different database? Forgive me for this basic question as i m really new to Axapta. 


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  • If you're willing to lose data in your Test DB, you can replace it with the restored database; you don't have to install any new AX components. You can also restore the DB under different name and then reconfigure AX to use the other DB.

    Note that you may need changes in the data before starting using the environment - for example, users in test doesn't have to match users in production, you may want to remove sensitive data such as customers' phone numbers, change connection strings to integrated systems and so on.