Determining whether resources are available for backup

Resources are the databases, application instances, Availability Groups, and similar components that are maintained by the plug-ins you have installed. You can add those resources to resource groups so that you can perform data protection jobs, but first you must identify which resources you have available. Determining available resources also verifies that the plug-in installation has completed successfully.

Before you begin

About this task

You cannot back up databases when the Overall Status option in the Details page is set to Not available for backup. The Overall Status option is set to Not available for backup when any of the following is true:


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page select Database, or Instance, or Availability Group, from the View drop-down list.
    Click and select the host name and the SQL Server Instance to filter the resources. You can then click to close the filter pane.
  3. Click Refresh Resources.
    The newly added, renamed, or deleted resources are updated to the SnapCenter Server inventory.


The resources are displayed along with information such as resource type, host or cluster name, associated resource groups, backup type, policies and overall status.
Note: If you have enabled an SQL authentication while setting up the credentials, the discovered instance or database is shown with a red color lock icon. If the lock icon appears, you must specify the instance or database credentials for successfully adding the instance or database to a resource group.

After you finish

After the SnapCenter administrator assigns the resources to a RBAC user, the RBAC user must log in and click Refresh Resources to see the latest Overall Status of the resources.