Adding an Oracle Database Server

You can add a new database server to protect Oracle databases.

You can watch videos about deploying the Oracle agent and assigning the correct Unix or Linux group.


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

    The database overview page appears.

  2. In the upper-right area of the window, click Add server.

    The Select Database Type page appears.

  3. Select Oracle, and then click NEXT.

    The Select A Plan dialog box appears.

  4. From the Plan list, select the server plan to use for the database server.

    The server plan determines how often the software performs backup operations.

  5. Click NEXT.

    The page to add a database server appears.

  6. Select an existing server or add a new server:

    • To select a server, select a server from the list.

    • To add a server, click Add and then configure the server information:

      1. In the Host name box, enter the server's host name.

      2. Select the OS Type.

      3. From the credential list, select a credential or add a new credential to connect to the server.

        When adding a new credential for a Windows server, enter the username as domain_name\username.

      4. To grant write access to a UNIX group, such as the dba group, in the UNIX group box, enter the name of the group to give permissions to.

      5. In the SSH port number box, enter the port number.

      6. To use an SSH key, move the Use SSH key toggle to the right:

        • Select the location for the SSH key path.
        • To use an SSH key file passphrase, move the SSH key file passphrase toggle to the right and enter the passphrase.
      7. Click SAVE.

  7. Click NEXT


The system does the following:

  • Installs the appropriate Commvault software packages on the server.

  • Discovers the database instances and adds them to the Commvault configuration.

  • Creates the appropriate subclients for the instance.