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FIM2010 difference between Full import and Full import stage only RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Team,

    We have FIM2010 configured to synchronize user objects as contacts between two forests.

    We have a powershell script to execute run profiles(Full Import,Full Synchronization & Export) & we have scheduled to run every 6 hours.

    Recently we observed There are few users not synced and when we changed the  run profile order tp ( Full import (stage only),Full Synchronization & Export) , the objects got synced.

    We haven't changes the MA's, just want to know what is the difference between Full import & Full import (Stage only).

    Because Full import stage only fixed the issue.


    Ahmed Ali

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:06 AM

Answers

  • In the below screen shot we have two options like Full import(Stage Only) and Full Import.

    Yeah, those are just the Run Profile names.

    If you click on the MA, then go to "Configure Run Profiles", you can see the different execution steps that each of those run profiles do.

    Just because it's called "Full Import", this doesn't mean that's what it actually does.

    When I worked with Microsoft engineer , I remember they have asked us to run Full Import(Stage only) when ever we do any changes in FIM MA.

    Yes, best to run a Full Import and Full Synchronization any time you make any changes. Although I understand in this case it may not be an issue. It's still good to run a full import and full synchronization on a regular basis, if you can.

    Could you please help me the differences between Full Import(Stage only) and Full Import.

    As per above, check the Configure Run Profiles bit and see if the steps are different.

    - Ross Currie


    FIMSpecialist.com | MCTS: FIM 2010 | Now Offering ECMA1->ECMA2 Upgrade Services

    • Marked as answer by AhmedShaik Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:42 PM
    Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:05 AM

All replies

  • Where do you find both options Full import & Full import (Stage only)?

    Full Import (Stage only) means that management agent reads data from external system to the connector space (= staging area)

    Full Import & Full Synchronization does the same thing + synchronization

    Read more from ILM/FIM Run Profile Definitions

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:12 AM
  • Looks like there might be a bit of confusion between the "run profile name" and the "run profile step"

    If you go into the FIM Sync Service, click on the MA and go to Configure Run Profiles, you should see a number of Run Profiles there. Each Run profile is comprised of a number of steps.

    In the current version of FIM, there are three different ways you would likely use a Full Import:

    - A run profile with a single step: Full Import (stage only) - this does not contain a synchronization step, as Gaston notes
    - A run profile with a single step: Full Import and Full Synchronization (note, this is deprecated as of FIM 2010 R2 SP1 in favour of the next method)
    - A run profile with two steps: Full Import (Stage only); Full Synchronization (essentially does the same thing as above)

    However, if you're seeing different results when you run the different Run Profile, it's possible that the different run profile contains a delta step. For example, your "Full Import" run profile may be a "Full Import and Delta Synchronization". In that case, only objects which changed will be synchronized.

    Take a look at your run profiles and odds are there is a delta operation in there somewhere.

    - Ross Currie


    FIMSpecialist.com | MCTS: FIM 2010 | Now Offering ECMA1->ECMA2 Upgrade Services


    • Edited by Ross Currie Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:35 PM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:35 PM
  • Hi Ross,

    In the below screen shot we have two options like Full import(Stage Only) and Full Import.

    When I worked with Microsoft engineer , I remember they have asked us to run Full Import(Stage only) when ever we do any changes in FIM MA.

    But in mycase we havent done any changes to FIM MA, but many objects were not synchronised when we ran using Full import, Full SYnchronize and export.

    When trying Full Import (Stage only),Full sync and export .. My problem resolved.

    Could you please help me the differences between Full Import(Stage only) and Full Import.


    Ahmed Ali

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:27 AM
  • In the below screen shot we have two options like Full import(Stage Only) and Full Import.

    Yeah, those are just the Run Profile names.

    If you click on the MA, then go to "Configure Run Profiles", you can see the different execution steps that each of those run profiles do.

    Just because it's called "Full Import", this doesn't mean that's what it actually does.

    When I worked with Microsoft engineer , I remember they have asked us to run Full Import(Stage only) when ever we do any changes in FIM MA.

    Yes, best to run a Full Import and Full Synchronization any time you make any changes. Although I understand in this case it may not be an issue. It's still good to run a full import and full synchronization on a regular basis, if you can.

    Could you please help me the differences between Full Import(Stage only) and Full Import.

    As per above, check the Configure Run Profiles bit and see if the steps are different.

    - Ross Currie


    FIMSpecialist.com | MCTS: FIM 2010 | Now Offering ECMA1->ECMA2 Upgrade Services

    • Marked as answer by AhmedShaik Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:42 PM
    Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:05 AM
  • Hi Ross,

    Thanks for the clarification.


    Ahmed Ali

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:42 PM