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Configure Oracle server for backup

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The Phoenix agent discovers databases running on the registered server host and fetches their details on the Databases page. However, the discovered databases are not yet ready for backup. You must configure databases to protect their data in the Druva Cloud.

The following video illustrates the process.

Before you begin

Before configuring Oracle databases for backup, ensure that you read the following checklist:

  • You are logged in as an administrator to the Oracle server host whose databases you want to back up.
  • Your Oracle server matches the requirements listed in the prerequisites topic for the Oracle server.
  • The All Databases tab lists the databases that you want to back up. If a database that you want to backup is not automatically discovered, you can use the Add Database option on the Databases page to add a database for the registered server host. For more information, see Add a database.
  • Ensure that the Phoenix agent is connected to the Druva Cloud for successful backup and recovery. See FAQs.
  • Ensure that you have assigned valid credentials and authentication types to the databases for successful backup and recovery. For more information, see Authenticate a database


  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 left pane, click the All Databases tab.
    The Databases page lists databases on the Oracle server hosts registered with Druva Phoenix.
  3. In the Database SID column, select one or more databases, and click Configure for Backup.
  4. The Configure Oracle Databases page opens.
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  5. The Database section lists the number and names of the database selected for configuration.

    Note: Ensure that you have assigned credentials to the databases and verified that the connection status is successful.

  6. In the Backup Settings section, perform the following tasks:
  7. From the Storage drop-down list, select a storage region to store your backups.

     Note: Storage once assigned cannot be changed later.

  8. From the Backup Policy drop-down list, select a pre-existing backup policy or create a new backup policy. If you select an existing policy, you can view the policy details by clicking View Details
  9. From the Administrative Group drop-down list, select the required administrative group to logically categorize servers for better management. You can attach the databases to an existing administrative group or create a new administrative group.

    Note: Druva Phoenix provides the Default Administrative Group without any servers attached to the group. 

  10. Click Save.

The configured databases now appear on the Configured Databases page. When you configure a database, Druva Phoenix triggers a backup job as per the schedule defined in its backup policy. You can also manually trigger a full or an incremental backup. For more information, see Manually back up a database.

Next steps

Druva Phoenix backs up configured databases automatically based on the schedule defined in the backup policy. If a restore is required, you can trigger it from the Phoenix Management Console. For more information about restore jobs, see Restore Oracle Server Databases.

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