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Configuration of the SQL Server Agent

After installing the SQL Server Agent, you can configure the following components on the CommCell Console:

  • Instances
  • Subclients

Instance Configuration

An instance is a logical entity used to manage backup and restore operations for all the databases created within that instance.

After installing the SQL Server Agent, you can discover existing instances available in the SQL Server automatically. If you do not want future instances to be automatically discovered, you can disable the automatic instance discovery.

For more information on configuring instances, see Instances for the SQL Server Agent.

Subclient Configuration

A default subclient is created for each instance after the installation of the SQL Server Agent. A default subclient backs up the data of an entire instance.

When you run the first backup on a default subclient, all the databases in the instance are automatically discovered and assigned to the default subclient.

You can choose to disable the automatic discovery of databases and create user-defined subclients to logically group databases.

For more information on configuring subclients and subclient content, see Subclients for the SQL Server Agent.