Testing FIM Backups
Updated: August 10, 2010
Applies To: Forefront Identity Manager 2010
You should restore backups to a test computer in the same domain as your production computers regularly to ensure that your backup process and media are functioning properly. After you restore Microsoft® Forefront® Identity Manager (FIM) 2010, ensure that request objects that completed before the backup are in their correct state. Also, ensure that the FIM services start and functions properly. The following are some specific items to check:
FIM 2010 denies the creation of groups that violate company policy.
Updates to groups or users flow correctly to connected systems.
You can add users to groups and approve requests.
You can reset a password using registration information that is stored in the backup.
Changes in connected systems flow correctly to the FIM service.