It’s known behavior that, if you test a cloud flow that runs for longer than 10 minutes, you may get a timeout message in Power Automate, even though the flow continues to run in the background. If this happens, reopen the view to receive the current status.
I Wish I Would Have Known #22: Environment Type and Backup Retention Period
Changing an environment type to sandbox will immediately reduce backup retention to 7 days. If you do not need backups (restore points) older than 7 days, then you can safely switch the type. If you think you may need restore points older than 7 days, it is recommended that you keep the environment as production and consider restoring to a different environment of type sandbox. Read more on the official docs here.
I Wish I Would Have Known #17: Environment Backup Retention Periods
Backups for production environments that have been created with a database and have one or more Dynamics 365 applications installed are retained up to 28 days. Backups for production environments which do not have Dynamics 365 applications deployed in them will be retained for 7 days. Sometimes, this can be a bit confusing but, very important to understand the differences, read more from official docs here.
On demand backups for CRM Online instance
With on demand backups, you can make your own backup before making some significant customization change or applying a version update.
About CRM managed on demand backups:
- You can back up Production and Sandbox instances.
- You can only restore to a Sandbox instance. To restore to a Production instance, first switch it to a Sandbox instance. See Switch an instance.
- Only CRM Online 2016 Update 1 or later versions are supported for backup.
- On demand backups are retained for up to three days. Check your expiration date.
- On demand backups are identified as created by someone other than System and by the presence of Edit | Delete | Restore in the details section. System backups only have Restore.