Getting Started with Microsoft SQL Server Agent

Step 1: Review Requirements and Supported Features

Refer to the following information to learn more about the requirements for the SQL Server Agent:

Step 2: Install the SQL Server Agent

To set up your environment for IntelliSnap backups, you must install the SQL Server Agent with the MediaAgent.

Review each of the following topics to get started with the installation:

  • Plan the Installation on Windows Computers

    Review general guidelines to prepare for the installation, which include configurations that your computer might need before the installation.

  • Preinstallation Checklist for the SQL Server Agent and the MediaAgent

    Review agent specific guidelines to prepare for the installation, such as gathering the information that you must provide during the installation.

  • Installation Methods

    Select the installation method that is most appropriate for your environment.

Step 3: Configure Your Environment

  1. Open the CommCell Console.

  2. Configure a storage device.

  3. Configure the client for IntelliSnap.

  4. If you have not done so already, configure a storage policy.

  5. Configure a subclient for IntelliSnap.

  6. Create a snapshot copy.

  7. Configure a backup copy.


    If you used a UNIX MediaAgent to perform the IntelliSnap backup:

    • Change the value of the Allow restore jobs to use alternative MediaAgent and Drive Pool to access required media on the Resource Manager tab of the Media Management Configuration dialog box to 1. For more information, see Media Management Configuration: Resource Manager.

    • Select a Windows MediaAgent on the Data Path tab of the Advanced Restore Options dialog box to perform the restore operation.


      Otherwise, the restore job will fail.

Step 4: Run Your First Backup and Restore Operations

Step 5: What to Do Next