Improved overview and management of the available database and file capacity


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Feature details

With this release wave, internal administrators and delegated administrators (partners) can get an overview of the database and file capacity available for their Business Central environments, and how much of it is currently used, in the Business Central admin center. This overview helps administrators better control the size of the environments so that they can purchase additional capacity or free up capacity in time for when it is needed.

Administrators can now use a new storage capacity add-on for Business Central to go beyond the current default limit of 80 GB database capacity, by purchasing additional database capacity for their environments when the default quota is exceeded. Every additionally purchased production environment will increase the tenant-wide database storage capacity by 4 GB.

Note that exceeding the paid storage limit will not interrupt transaction processing. Beginning with 2020 release wave 2, we plan to block administrative actions that create additional environments or copies of the environments when paid storage limits are exceeded.

Learn more in this announcement: Extend data storage for Dynamics 365 Business Central

See also

Managing Capacity (docs)