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Automatic Discovery of Applications

You can use the Auto discover applications option to automatically find applications on servers and install agents that can back up the applications. You can automatically discover applications on all servers in a server group or all servers in a company.

After you enable automatic discovery at the server group level or the company level, the Commvault service for each server where automatic discovery is enabled runs a task every 24 hours that scans the server and installs Commvault software to back up each application that is found.

After the Commvault software is installed, for some applications, new database instances are automatically discovered by default. The software creates new database instances automatically, and then, according to the configured plan, backup jobs run automatically. Other applications do not automatically discover database instances, so you must manually configure backup and restore operations.

If you want to disable automatic discovery of applications for a server, then you must disable the Auto discover applications option for every server group or company that the server is associated with. If a server is associated with multiple server groups and automatic discovery is enabled only for one server group, then automatic discovery is still enabled for that server.

Discovered Applications

The automatic discovery Commvault task can find the following applications. Some applications also support automatic discovery of database instances.

Application

Linux or UNIX servers

Windows servers

Automatic database instance discovery

Active Directory

No

Yes

Not applicable

Microsoft SQL Server Standalone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SQL Server Cluster

Not applicable

Yes

Yes

MySQL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oracle

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oracle RAC

Yes

Yes

Yes

PostgreSQL

Yes

Yes

Not applicable

SAP HANA

Yes

Not applicable

Not applicable

SharePoint

Not applicable

Yes

Not applicable

Sybase

Yes

Yes

Not applicable

Manually Configuring Backup and Restore Operations

Some applications do not support automatic discovery of database instances. After the application is automatically installed, you must manually create new pseudoclients, instances, servers, backup sets, or subclients, and then configure them for backup and restore. For more information, see any of the following topics:

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Last modified: 3/4/2020 7:55:09 PM