Upgrade from AX 3.0 to AX 2009

This topic lists the high-level steps involved in upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics AX 3.0 to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

  1. Back up your existing database and application files.
  2. Import two .xpo files from the installation media to assist with data upgrade.
    • UpgradeColumnList.xpo, for 32-bit to 64-bit RecId field conversion.
    • LeftJustified.xpo, for removing any trailing spaces from fields.
      • Note: To help improve performance, you can apply the
        LeftJustified.xpo on the database that you create in step 4 after
        you’ve used the Microsoft Dynamics AX DB Upgrade Preparation tool but
        before you start the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 AOS. See step 8.
  3. (Optional) To help improve performance, remove all user data and
    logs of Microsoft Dynamics AX 3.0. For example, clean up the
    SysDatabaseLog table.
  4. Create an empty database for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 in SQL Server 2005.
  5. (Optional) To help improve performance, set initial data and log
    file sizes so that they don’t increase while you perform the data
    upgrade process.
  6. (Optional) To help improve performance, set the recovery model to Simple for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Database.
  7. Run AXDBUpgrade.exe (The Microsoft Dynamics AX DB Upgrade
    Preparation tool). Note: To help improve performance, you can run this
    tool in Multithreaded mode. For example, to run this tool in 10
    threads, enter AxDbUpgrade.exe P/10 at a command prompt.
  8. (Optional) Apply the LeftJustify file imported in step 2 to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 database created in step 4.
  9. Back up your Microsoft Dynamics AX database. Your database is ready to be upgraded.
  10. Run the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Setup file from the installation
    media. During installation, select the database that you created in
    step 4.
  11. Copy your upgraded customized file into the correct application directory.
  12. Start the AOS.
  13. Start the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 client. The Upgrade checklist is displayed automatically.
  14. Complete the steps in the Upgrade checklist to finish upgrading.
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