000022603 - How to move the RSA Federated Identity Manager (FIM) database

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Article Number000022603
Applies ToRSA Federated Identity Manager (FIM) 2.6
UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux)
IssueHow to move the RSA Federated Identity Manager (FIM) database
RSA Federated Identity Manager (FIM) 2.6 stopped starting after OS patch was applied
Error: "Error executing: IMPORTSECRETS Reason: Error occurred while exporting the secrets"; cannot import RSA Federated Identity Manager (FIM) secrets file
Error: "FATAL - exception: com.rsa.csf.common.exceptionbase.CsfApplicationException: can not get SSVS to access properties file" in logs; RSA Federated Identity Manager (FIM) does not start properly
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NOTE:  THIS WILL NOT WORK IN A WINDOWS ENVIRONMENT.

When moving the RSA Federated Identity Manager (FIM) database or applying any OS patches that may cause FIM to stop working, perform the following steps:

1. Export the secrets and samlconfig prior to OS patch install:

configtool EXPORTSECRETS password filename
configtool EXPORTSAMLCONFIG EXPORTSAMLFILEPATH

2. Apply O/S kernel patch

3. Reboot machine & start only the FIM admin server:

startadminserver

4. Delete or rename the encryptedfileds.properties file and rsaSSVS file. Both files can be found in the %FIMROOT%/RSASecurity/FIM26/rsaappserver.

5. Import secrets and smalconfig from step 1:

configtool IMPORTSECRETS password exportedconfig

6. Start FIM app server:

startmanagedserver

WorkaroundChanges made to hardware platform where RSA Federated Identity Manager (FIM) is installed, or FIM was moved to a different machine
Legacy Article IDa30960

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