Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Upgrade

Restoring Customized Files

During the upgrade, Identity Manager automatically copies all customized files, such as JSP and HTML files, into the following directory:


The following table describes the files in this directory.

Table 3–1 savedFiles Directory File Structure

File Name 



File containing a list of all saved customized files. 

This file also contains a list of files (installed with your older version of Identity Manager) that will be overwritten when files of the same name are installed during upgrade. 


File containing a list of all customized files that are not restored during the upgrade process.


File containing a list of newer version files that are not installed during the upgrade process.

The upgrade might add some files that were also installed with your original Identity Manager installation. Before overwriting the older files, Identity Manager automatically saves them in the savedFiles directory. See the changedFileList file for a list of these files.

Identity Manager automatically restores most of the files listed in changedFileList during the upgrade process, but does not restore all of them. See the notRestoredFileList for a list of these files. When restoring customized files, Identity Manager overwrites the newer version of the files that were installed during the upgrade.

You might have to manually restore some of your file customizations. Review the notRestoredFileList file to see a list of the files that were not restored during upgrade. If you must manually restore any customized files, edit the new file that was installed during the upgrade to incorporate your customizations, and then save the newly edited file.