Creating a User-Defined Subclient for SharePoint Server


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You can create a subclient for content that has the same backup requirements. For example, you can create a subclient for content that you want to back up once a week.


  1. From the navigation pane, click Protect > Applications > SharePoint.

    The SharePoint page appears.

  2. Click the database server.

    The database server page appears.

  3. Click Add, and then click Add subclient.

    The Add new subclient dialog box appears.

  4. In the Subclient name box, enter a name for the subclient.

  5. From the Server plan list, select the server plan to use for the subclient.

  6. From the SQL client list, select the SQL server that contains the SharePoint databases.

    Note: When you select the SQL server, SharePoint content database, config database, and admin database are backed up as a part of SharePoint subclient. These databases are skipped from the SQL backups. All other databases such as service database, user profile database are backed up by both SharePoint agent and SQL agent.

  7. To increase the speed of backups, in the SQL backup streams box, enter the number of streams to use for backups.

  8. To increase the amount of time that the Commvault software waits for the SQL server to respond to backup or restore requests, in the VDI timeout box, enter the amount of time in seconds.

    By default, the Commvault software waits 300 seconds.

  9. Click Add.

    The Add content dialog box appears.

  10. Select a database that you want to add to the subclient.

  11. Click Add.

  12. Click Save.