Adding a PostgreSQL Subclient

A subclient is a logical entity that contains the databases that need to be backed up. You can back up specific databases at a particular time or frequency by adding the databases to a user-defined subclient for DumpBasedBackupSet.

You cannot create a user-defined subclient for FSBasedBackupSet. It contains a default subclient.

Before You Begin

  1. If you have not done so, create a server plan.

    This plan determines when the software automatically backs up the data files. For more information, see Creating a Server Plan.

  2. If you have not already done so, add an instance for the PostgreSQL database.


  1. You can add a subclient on the agent details page or the instance details page. Choose one of the options.

    • Instances: From the navigation pane, go to Solutions > DB Instances, in the Actions column for the instance, click the action button action_button, and then click Add subclient.

    • Instance details: From the navigation pane, go to Servers > server > PostgreSQL > instance. Then, in the middle of the page click Add subclient.

      The Add subclient dialog box appears.

  2. In the Subclient name box, type the subclient name.

  3. From the Plan list, select a database plan.

  4. In the Number of Data Streams box, type the number of streams that the software uses for backups.

  5. To include the object list in the backup content for dump-based backups, select the Collect Object List During Backup check box.

  6. To add the databases that you want to include in the subclient, click Add Databases.

    The Add Databases dialog box appears.

  7. In the Enter Multiple Databases dialog box, type the path to the databases.

  8. Click OK.


For a Dump based backupset, associate a user-defined subclient to a storage policy and a schedule policy. Do not associate a subclient to a backup plan. Associating a subclient to a backup plan will only associate a storage policy, and not a schedule policy.


The software creates the subclient.