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Adding SQL Instances

An instance is a logical entity that you use to manage backup and restore operations for all the databases that are created in that instance.

By default, the instances the software automatically discovers and displays the instances that are available on the SQL Server .

Before You Begin

Make sure that you have the following information:

  • The storage policy to use for log backups
  • The storage policy to use for data backups
  • Optional: If you want to use a specific account when you perform backup and restore operations, have the user name and the password.

Procedure

  1. You can add an instance from the server details page or the agent details page. You can edit an instance from the instance details page.
    • Server details: From the navigation pane, click Servers > server, in the Actions column for the agent, click the action button action_button, and then click Add instance.
    • Agent details: From the navigation pane, click Servers > server > agent. Then, in the middle of the page, click Add instance.

      The Add instance dialog box appears.

  2. From the SQL Server instance list, select the SQL instance.
  3. Optional:To use a specific account when you perform backup and restore operations, select Impersonate user, and then in the Username and Password boxes, type the user credentials.
  4. Click Add.

Result

The software creates the instance and a default subclient.

Last modified: 2/13/2019 6:13:50 AM