Migration of data from NAV2017 to BC on cloud

Hi everyone,

We've found ourselve into a situation, that We don't know if the solution is reachable. I'll explain myself.

Imagine an installation of NAV 2017, but we don't have acces to the server, just to the client (no database, no develepment environment...)

We want to transfer all the data from NAV 2017 to Business Central on cloud. In tha NAV 2017 instllation there are just 4 small personalization, that will be developed as extensions for the new version.

Which should be the best way to transfer the data? I'm thinking about rapidStart packages, but I don't see it clearly.... A complete upgrade is not possible, becasue as I've said before, we don't have access to the server...

Any hint?

Thank you very much!!

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  • I am not even going to question what happened and why you only have access to the (Windows?) client. But I can imaging an interesting story that you are not telling us.

    Well a one-to-one migration of all data including entries would not be possible with RapidStart. Unless you rewrite the way it works today, which I would NOT RECOMMEND you to do.

    If you have access to RapidStart, then maybe you also have access to the Data Import and DATA EXPORT feature? If that is so, then you can export all the data to a .navdata file. Then all you need is a comparable local NAV 2017 installation (can be done with Containers). Add any custom fields to the database and import you .navdata file.

    From there you can take it anywhere.

    But it comes with a warning. It is not going to be easy and lots could go wrong. The direct path from a local NAV 2017 to upgrade your NAV 2017 to BC on-premise (the traditional way). Then enable the "Intelligent Insight" synchronization, and once everything is in the cloud, then you can shut down you local version.

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