Adding an Oracle Database Instance

You can add an Oracle instance when you need to manage a database.


If you have access to more than ten server groups, use the arrow buttons at the lower-left bottom of the page to page through the server groups.

Before You Begin

Make sure that you have the following information:

  • The Oracle application installation path

  • The credentials that you use to access the Oracle client

  • The plan to be used for data and log backups


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The database overview page appears.

  2. To create an instance, in the upper-right area of the window, click Add instance > Database server.

    The database type selection page appears.

  3. Click Oracle, and then click NEXT.

    The Add Oracle instance page appears.

  4. From the Server name box, select the server for this instance.

    Tip: Use the Search box to quickly navigate to the desired server.

  5. In the Oracle SID box, type the Oracle database instance name for which backups and restores are to be run.

  6. From the Plan box, select the desired plan.

  7. In the Oracle home box, type the Oracle application installation path.

  8. Determine how you want to connect to Oracle.


    • If you want to use an account other than 'sys', you must grant the SYSDBA or SYSBACKUP (in Oracle version 12 or higher) privilege to the user account.

    • The connect string can be authenticated from Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and LDAP servers.

    • To use Oracle wallet auto login, select Oracle wallet auto login and then enter the Service name.

    • To use the Oracle connect string, in the Connect String boxes enter the database user name, the database user password, and the Oracle service name.

    • To use the Oracle catalog connect string, move the Use catalog connect toggle to the right and then enter the catalog user name, the catalog user password, and the catalog service name.

    • To use operating system credentials, under Advanced Options, enter the OS user name and the OS user password.

  9. Click ADD


The software creates the instance and a default data subclient and a default log subclient.

What to Do Next