It is very easy to take Dynamics NAV Backup (FBK). In just a few steps, FBK is ready:
1. Click Tools > Backup:
2. Define backup properties:
- Select the type of backup you want to make. The options are: Entire Database, All Companies and Custom. I would usually select Entire Database, however sometimes, it might be quicker to select other options.
- Define backup Description
- Define File Name
Microsoft Dynamics NAV will suggest a consecutive numbering and the file extension .fbk. It is a good idea to use this system because Microsoft Dynamics NAV will use the same default when you import backups. It will also help you get a quick overview of the backups you have. The file name of the backup should include the path to the folder in which you want to store the backup.
4. Once backup is finished, you will get a confirmation message:
However, be aware, that while you are taking backup of the system, other users might start shouting! It is very easy to take FBK backup, however you should do when other users are not very busy working in the system. Otherwise, they might start getting various “blocked” error messages like: