Creating a Pseudo-Client for an Azure Account

Create a pseudo-client with the Azure account information so that you can back up to and restore from an Azure managed instance.

The pseudo-client provides an easy way for you to manage all the Azure instances that belong to the same account.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, right click Client Computers, and then click New Client > Cloud Apps > Azure SQL.

    The Create Microsoft Azure Client dialog box appears.

  2. Specify the client information.
    • From the Deployment Model list, select Resource Manager.
    • In the Client Name box, type the desired client name.
    • Provide the Azure cloud access information. For instructions about accessing this information from the Azure portal, see SQL Server Properties (Cloud Configuration).

      Deployment Type


      Azure Resource

      • In the Client Name box, type a name for the client name.
      • In the Subscription ID, Tenant ID, Application ID and Application Password boxes, enter the details that you need to access data on the Azure cloud.
  3. Add a proxy server.

    You can add multiple proxy servers to the pseudo-client. The Commvault software uses the first proxy server in the list for instance and database discovery.

    1. In the Proxies section, click Add.
    2. In the Select Clients/Client Groups dialog box, select the proxies the software uses for backups and restores.
    3. Click OK.
    4. You can add multiple proxy servers.
  4. Click OK.

What to Do Next

You can add to the pseudo-client the SQL servers that represent the Azure managed instance that belongs to the account. For more information, see Adding and Configuring an Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

Last modified: 6/6/2019 9:21:57 PM