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  • Hello Tech Team,

    The FIM portal has been customized, new attribute and attribute mapping has been done in the FIM Portal and change are happening in the FIM portal on a needy basis.

    The FIM Portal configuration is stored in the FIM Service.

    If we take a backup of FIM Service before implementing the change, does it guarantee we can revert back to original configuration in the FIM Portal by restoring the FIM Service backup.

    OR we have to first export and then import the config.

    By Searching I have found we can export the configuration with the help of PowerShell.

    if(@(Get-PSSnapin | ? { $_.Name -eq "FIMAutomation" } ).Count -eq 0)


         Add-PSSnapin FIMAutomation;



    $pilot = Export-FIMConfig -uri http://pilot:5725/ResourceManagementService -policyConfig -portalConfig -schemaConfig

    $pilot | ConvertFrom-FIMResource -file pilot.xml 

    But while importing I have always stuck with the error message, would you please help me with the Importing one.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Anirban Singha


    Monday, November 4, 2013 8:33 PM

All replies

  • Hi 

    Here you have documentation piece on backup & restore:

    Answering your questions:

    - yes, taking database backup will be enough to restore to the previous point of configuration

    - exporting configuration was meant more for transferring configuration between environments than backup tool. But you can always compare configurations from the point before and after configuration change and you will get difference. Errors probably are related to object's resolution or standard problem with duplicated object name. You have to resolve this looking at error messages. One note here - if you will add new attributes and classes and then use it in your fim portal you might not be able to get rid of it using configuration import - DB backup for rescue.

    Tomek Onyszko, memberOf Predica FIM Team (, IdAM knowledge provider @

    Monday, November 4, 2013 10:55 PM
  • Thanks Tomasz for the information.
    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 8:35 AM