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ADFS FARM Backup in ADFS 3.0 and ADFS 4.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have ADFS 2012 in my infrastructure using Windows internal Database it has been configured.

    I have configured 2-ADFS and 2-WAP servers in my FARM.

    May I know steps to perform the ADFS backup.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:47 AM

Answers

  • Microsoft provided a pretty nifty tool for doing the backups found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/operations/ad-fs-rapid-restore-tool

    As for WAP, I would not worry about backing them up since there isn't any configuration worth backing up. 

    • Marked as answer by mcsebala Friday, July 27, 2018 1:38 AM
    Monday, July 9, 2018 5:31 PM

All replies

  • Hi!

    I believe you should perform a System State backup and also backup all of your folders on the servers.

    The ADFS2.0 guide applies to ADFS3.0 in terms of Backup - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2199.ad-fs-2-0-how-to-back-up-the-federation-service.aspx

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:29 AM
  • The most important thing to backup is the internal ADFS-servers.
    Please follow MS instructions:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/operations/ad-fs-rapid-restore-tool

    For the WAP, its just a "dummy"-role so you can reinstall them pretty easy of just take regular snapshots or system state backups. 

    • Proposed as answer by JaSchri Monday, July 9, 2018 7:27 PM
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:02 AM
  • Microsoft provided a pretty nifty tool for doing the backups found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-fs/operations/ad-fs-rapid-restore-tool

    As for WAP, I would not worry about backing them up since there isn't any configuration worth backing up. 

    • Marked as answer by mcsebala Friday, July 27, 2018 1:38 AM
    Monday, July 9, 2018 5:31 PM