Discovering the databases automatically

Resources are SAP HANA databases and Non-data Volume on the Linux host that are managed by SnapCenter. You can add these resources to resource groups to perform data protection operations after you discover the SAP HANA databases that are available.

Before you begin

About this task

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

The automatically discovered resources cannot be modified or deleted.

The SnapCenter concepts documentation has information about the supported and unsupported resources for auto discovery.



  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the Plug-in for SAP HANA Database from the list.
  2. On the Resources page select the resource type from the View list.
  3. (Optional) Click , and then select the host name.
    You can then click to close the filter pane.
  4. Click Refresh Resources to discover the resources available on the host.


The resources are displayed along with information such as resource type, host name, associated resource groups, backup type, policies and overall status.
Note: If the SAP HANA database does not have a HDB Secure User Store Key configured, a red lock icon appears next to the resource. If during a subsequent discovery operation, the configured HDB Secure User Store Key was found to be incorrect or did not provide access to the database itself, then the red lock icon will reappear.

After you finish

You must configure the HDB Secure User Store Key and HDBSQL OS User to be able to protect the database or add it to the resource group to perform data protection operations.