Determining whether Oracle databases are available for backup

Resources are Oracle databases on the host that are managed by SnapCenter. You can add these databases to resource groups to perform data protection operations after you discover the databases that are available.

Before you begin

About this task

After installing the plug-in, all of the databases on that host are automatically discovered and displayed in the Resources page.

The databases should be at least in the mounted state or above for the discovery of the databases to be successful. In an Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) environment, the RAC database instance in the host where the discovery is performed, should be at least in the mounted state or above for the discovery of the database instance to be successful. Only the databases that are discovered successfully can be added to the resource groups.


  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 from the View list.
    Click , and then select the host name and the database type to filter the resources. You can then click the icon to close the filter pane.
  3. Click Refresh Resources.
    In a RAC One Node scenario, the database is discovered as the RAC database on the node where it is currently hosted.


The databases are displayed along with information such as database type, host or cluster name, associated resource groups and policies, and status.
Note: If you have enabled an Oracle database authentication, a red lock icon is shown in the resources view. You must configure database credentials to be able to protect the database or add it to the resource group to perform data protection operations.