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Discover databases

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Druva Phoenix provides an intelligent database discovery mechanism that allows you to discover databases running on the Oracle Server host. With Druva Phoenix, the databases can be discovered using the following ways at various stages:

With the discovery mechanism, Druva Phoenix fetches details of the following database types running on the Oracle Server hosts:

  • Container databases (CDB)
  • Pluggable databases (PDB) for each container database
  • Standalone database

The following video illustrates the process.  

Automatic discovery 

When you register an Oracle Server host with Druva Phoenix and activate the Phoenix agent on the host, Druva Phoenix automatically discovers databases running on the registered Oracle Server host and lists all the databases on the Databases page. The database discovery gives cloud administrators insight into the Oracle databases that are currently protected and the ones that need attention. 

Along with the discovered databases, Druva Phoenix also lists details of the databases, such as the database type, the server name on which the database is hosted, the archive log, the status of the connection with Druva Phoenix, and the status of configuration. It also gives an option to authenticate the database.

Periodic discovery

Druva Phoenix triggers discovery periodically on the registered Oracle Server hosts and lists the discovered databases on the Phoenix Management Console. This discovery operation fetches any databases added to the server host after the host was registered with Druva Phoenix. 

On-demand discovery

Druva Phoenix also allows you to discover any databases that were added to the Oracle Server host after its registration with Druva Phoenix and the periodic discovery has not triggered yet. When you add a database and its credentials manually to the Oracle Server, the on-demand discovery feature fetches details of the newly added databases to the host and lists the databases on the Databases page. 

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console, select the organization from the menu bar, and click Protect > Oracle > Direct to Cloud.
    The Oracle Servers page opens.
  2. In the Server Name column select the server, and click the more icon, and click Discover Databases.
  3. Click Yes to proceed with database discovery.

Druva Phoenix lists the discovered databases on the Databases page. 

The following table summarizes the discovery mechanisms that Druva Phoenix provides. 

Discovery Type Action Druva Phoenix Behavior

Automatic discovery

Administrator registers Oracle Server host and activates the Phoenix agent on the host.

Druva Phoenix discovers all the databases running on the Oracle Server host and lists them on the Databases page.

Periodic discovery

Druva Phoenix runs periodic discovery on the registered Oracle Server host.

Druva Phoenix discovers databases that were either skipped from the Automatic discovery or added after the automatic discovery was completed, and lists them on the Databases page.

On-demand discovery

Administrator manually adds a new database to the registered Oracle Server host and triggers the on-demand discovery.

Druva Phoenix discovers the newly added database and lists it on the Databases page.

To configure these databases for backup, you must authenticate each database. For more information, see Authenticate a database

After you authenticate databases, Druva Phoenix populates database details on the Databases page. The details include database type, Oracle server that is added to, database version, archive log, authentication type, connection status with Druva Phoenix, and the database size.

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