Adding an Oracle Database Instance

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You can add an Oracle instance when you need to manage a database.

Tip: If you have access to more than ten server groups, use the arrow buttons at the lower-left bottom of the page to page through the server groups.

Before You Begin

Make sure that you have the following information:

  • The Oracle application installation path

  • The credentials that you use to access the Oracle client

  • The Plan to be used for data and log backups

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. To create an instance, select Add instance, and then select Oracle.

    The New oracle instance dialog box appears.

  3. From the Server name box, select the server for this instance.

    Tip: Use the Search box to quickly navigate to the desired server.

  4. In the Oracle SID box, type the Oracle database instance name for which backups and restores are to be run.

  5. In the Plan box, select the desired plan.

  6. In the Oracle home box, type the Oracle application installation path.

  7. Determine how you want to connect to Oracle.

    Note: If you want to use an account other than 'sys', you must grant the SYSDBA or SYSBACKUP (in Oracle version 12 or higher) privilege to the user account.

    • To use the Oracle connect string, in the Connect String boxes enter the following data:

      1. In the first box, enter the database user name.

      2. In the second box, enter the database user password.

      3. In the third box, enter the Oracle service name.

    • To use the Oracle catalog connect string, select Use catalog connect to activate the option, then enter the following data:

      1. In the first box, enter the catalog user name.

      2. In the second box, enter the catalog user password.

      3. In the third box, enter the catalog service name.

  8. Click Add.

Result

The software creates the instance and a default data and a default log subclient.

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