Adding SQL Instances

An instance is a logical entity that you use to manage backup and restore operations for all the databases that are created in that instance.

By default, the software automatically discovers and displays the instances that are available on the SQL Server .

Before You Begin

Make sure that you have the account that you want to use to perform backup operations and restore operations. For information about the required permissions, see User Account Configuration for the SQL Server Solution.


  1. From the navigation pane, click Solutions > Databases > SQL Server.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click Add Instance.

    The Add instance dialog box appears.

  3. From the SQL Server instance list, select the SQL instance.

  4. To use a specific account when you perform backup and restore operations, select Impersonate user, and then in the User name and Password boxes, type the user credentials.

  5. Click Add.