Manually Discovering SQL Databases

You can manually discover a new database on the SQL Server and add it to a specific subclient.

Best Practice: Add only a few small databases to each subclient, and add larger databases to separate subclients. On a restart condition, the system will back up all the databases in the subclient from the beginning. For this reason, you would not want a large database that has completed its backup successfully to be backed up again only because a smaller one has caused a restart to occur.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, click Client Computers > client > SQL Server > instance.
  2. Right-click the default subclient, and then click Properties.

    The Subclient Properties dialog box is displayed.

  3. On the Content tab, click Configure.
  4. In the Database Configuration dialog box, click Discover.
    • To assign a single database to a subclient, enter the database details, and click OK.
    • To assign two or more databases to a subclient:
      1. In the Database Title column, press the CTRL key, and then click to select two or more databases.

        Verify that you have at least one user-created database selected.

      2. In the Change all selected databases to list, select a subclient, and click OK.
  5. Click OK to close the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Related Topics

Disabling Automatic Discovery of SQL Databases

Last modified: 1/7/2019 9:33:39 AM