New/Add Instance

Use the New/Add Instance dialog boxes, General tabs (e.g., Create RAC Client (General), Create DPF Client (General)), or the Authentication tab to create a new instance. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the agent for which the information is being displayed.

Pseudo Client Name

Use the space to specify the name of the pseudo-client for the iDataAgent.

Instance Physical Client

Click the name of the client computer on which the Oracle instance will be found.

Instance Name

Use the space to specify the name of the DB2 DPF instance.


Specify the DB2 instance path for which the DB2 DPF pseudo-client is being created. Click Browse as appropriate.

Client computer

Displays the name of the client computer on which this instance/partition will be found.


Displays the name of the agent  to which this instance/partition will belong.

Database Name

Use the space to specify the name of the Oracle RAC database (instance).

Instance / Server / ORACLE SID / Partition

Specify the name of the instance or instance-like object (partition, database, Oracle SID) . The name should be the same name as the name of the database for which the instance is created. To add a partition to the system configuration, select the box located to the left of the partition name. For an Oracle instance being added to the QR Agent, ensure that the Oracle listener is started.


Identifies the version number of the software.

Oracle User

Applicable only for Unix. Specify the Oracle User account under which the Oracle backups will be conducted. For Oracle on Windows, this field is called User Account.

Informix USER

Enter the name of the user account or user group under which the operations would be conducted.

SA User Name and Account Password

Specify  the user name and password used by the system to perform all operations.


Click to establish the user name and password used by the system to perform all operations.


Enter the path of the Home directory where you have installed the application.


Click to change the Oracle Home directory.

Connect String

Specifies the database connect string. You can change the database connect string by entering  1) database user ID, 2) password for the user ID @ 3) Oracle service name in the three spaces provided. The user ID must have SYSDBA, ALTER SYSTEM and SELECT ANY TABLE system privileges.

Alternatively, instead of the SELECT ANY TABLE privilege, you can create less powerful user IDs with the following object privileges:

You can create a user ID with these privileges, or you can use the internal user ID.

TNS Admin (Folder)

Identifies the path to the TNS Admin directory. If a value is not provided, a default value is created by appending the path \network\admin to the path of the $ORACLE_HOME directory, such as, if $ORACLE_HOME is \opt2\oracle, then TNS_ADMIN is \opt2\oracle\network\admin.


Click to establish or change the designated TNS_ADMIN directory.

Default Database Storage Policy

Click to select from a list of available storage policies that can be used in full and differential backup jobs for the databases added.

Local Administrator with Sybase sysadmin role

A Windows user that has Local Administrator rights to the computer and is a member of Sybase sysadmin fixed server role for the Instance. This is the account used by the system to perform jobs on Sybase.


QR with Oracle - Click to establish or change the designated TNS_ADMIN directory.  Otherwise - Displays a browse window which allows you to establish the designated Home directory.


Enter the name of the ONCONFIG file, which is used to help administer the number of streams, among other capabilities.


Click to browse for the ONCONFIG file.

User Account

Displays the path to your application user account.

DB2 - The user must have either administration privileges or SYSADM, SYSCTRL, and SYSMAINT user group privileges to change the user account.

Oracle on Windows - Enter the name of the Windows user account that will be used to perform all Data Protection and Recovery operations for this iDataAgent. This user account can be a database administrator, system administrator, or other user that has administrator-level privileges. For example, this can be the user account used to install the Oracle application, or minimally, an account that has access permission to log into Oracle and run executables. For Oracle on Unix, this field is called Oracle User.


Click to modify the user account.

Data Path

The path to the target data (instance/partition/data files and control files, etc.). SAP Data Path can be the same as the path for Oracle HOME.


Displays a browse window which allows you to establish or change the designated SAP data path.

Storage Policy / Storage Policy used for the data of default subclient

Assign a Storage Policy from the list.


The status of the database.

Auto detect new & deleted partitions

For DB2 DPF, specifies to detect new and deleted DB2 database partitions. This option should be selected by default.

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