Adding a Database Server

Add a new Oracle or SQL database server to the Admin Console when you need to protect instances that reside on the server.

When you add a database server, the software automatically performs the following operations:

  • Installs the appropriate Commvault software packages on the server.
  • Discovers the Oracle or SQL instances, and automatically creates corresponding instances in the Admin Console.
  • Creates the appropriate subclients for the instance.

Before You Begin

If you have not done so, create a database plan.

This plan determines when the software automatically backs up the database, and the log files. For more information, see Database Plans.


  1. From the navigation pane, click Solutions > DB Instances, in the upper right,click Add database server.

    The Add database server dialog box appears.

  2. From the Application type list, select the database type that you want to protect.
  3. If you add an Oracle server,in the OS Type area, select the server operating system.
  4. In the Database server name box, type the server name.
  5. In the Hostname/IP Address box, type the server host name or the server IP address.
  6. In the Username and Password boxes, type the credentials that you use to connect to the server.
  7. From the Plan list, select the database plan that the software assigns to the default subclients for the instance.
  8. Click Save.


Each discovered instance appears on the Instances page.

The server appears on the Servers page.

Last modified: 11/16/2017 5:15:24 PM