Adding databases to SnapCenter Plug-in for SAP HANA Database

You must add the databases that you want to back up or clone.

Before you begin

You must have completed tasks such as installing the SnapCenter Server, adding hosts, creating storage system connections, and adding credentials.


  1. In the left navigation pane, select the appropriate plug-in from the drop-down list, and then click Resources.
  2. In the Resources page, click Add SAP HANA Database.
  3. In the Provide Resource Details page, perform the following actions:
    For this field... Do this...
    Resource Type Enter the resource type.

    Resource types are Single Container, Multitenant Database Containers (MDC) – Single Tenant, and Non-data Volumes.

    SAP HANA System Name Enter the descriptive SAP HANA system name.
    SID Enter the system ID (SID).

    The installed SAP HANA system is identified by a single SID.

    Tenant Database Enter the name of the tenant database for SAP HANA databases.

    This option is available only if you selected the Multitenant Database Containers (MDC) – Single Tenant resource type.

    HDBSQL Client Host Select the communication host.
    HDB Secure User Store Keys Enter the key to connect to the SAP HANA system.

    The key contains the login information to connect to the database.

    HDBSQL OS User Enter the user name for whom the HDB Secure User Store Key is configured.

    For Windows, it is mandatory for the HDBSQL OS User to be the SYSTEM user. Therefore, you must configure the HDB Secure User Store Key for the SYSTEM user.

    Resource Name Enter the resource name.

    This option is available only if you selected the Non-data Volumes.

    Adding databases
  4. In the Provide Storage Footprint page, select a storage system and choose one or more volumes, LUNs, and qtrees, and then click Save.
    Optional: You can click the icon to add more volumes, LUNs, and qtrees from other storage systems.
    Note: SnapCenter Plug-in for SAP HANA Database does not support automatic discovery of the resources and storage details for physical and virtual environments. You must provide the storage information for physical and virtual environments while adding the databases.
  5. In the Resource Settings page, perform the following actions:
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    Prefix Enter the prefix of the File-Based backup name.

    If the prefix is not provided, the default value is used.

    Location Enter the path on the SAP HANA node to save the File-Based backup.

    If the path is not provided, SAP HANA uses the default path configured on the system, for example, HANA shared path/<SID>/HDBINSTANCE_ID/backup/data.

  6. Review the summary, and then click Finish.
    The databases are displayed along with information such as the SID, Tenant Database for MDC, communication host, associated resource groups and policies, and overall status.

After you finish

If you want to provide users access to resources, you must assign the resources to the users. This enables users to perform the actions for which they have permissions on the assets that are assigned to them.

After adding the databases, you can modify the SAP HANA database details.

You cannot modify the following if the SAP HANA database has backups associated with it:
  • Multitenant database containers (MDC): SID, Tenant Database, or HDBSQL Client Host
  • Single Container: SID or HDBSQL Client Host
  • NonDataVolume: Resource name, Associated SID, or Plug-in Host