Adding Oracle Database to Inventory

To add an Oracle Database to the Inventory, follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you meet the necessary requirements

  2. Click Settings in the left pane of NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

  3. Go to the Inventory page and click +.

  4. On the Platform page of the wizard, select Application and click Next to proceed.

  5. On the Options page of the wizard, provide the following information:

    1. Display name: Enter the preferred name for the database. 

    2. Type: Select the preferred database type from the drop-down list: Microsoft Windows or Linux.

    3. Hostname or IP: Specify the hostname or IP address of the Oracle database you want to add. 

    4. OS username: Enter your OS username.

    5. OS password: Enter your OS password.  

    6. Database SID: Enter your database SID, that is, the Oracle System Identifier specific to that database. 

    7. Oracle username: If the OS credentials do not belong to special Oracle groups (OSDBA/OSOPER), enter your Oracle username. Otherwise, leave the field empty.

    8. Oracle password: If the OS credentials do not belong to special Oracle groups (OSDBA/OSOPER), enter your Oracle password. Otherwise, leave the field empty.

    9. SSH port: For Linux Oracle database, specify the SSH port. By default, 22 is selected.

    10. Click Finish. The Oracle database is added to the Inventory


    • When adding a new Oracle database to the Inventory, NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically installs the physical machine agent service onto the server.

    • If the host containing the Oracle database has an already installed physical machine agent or a Transporter , that agent/Transporter is used to discover and manage the physical machine.

    • Physical machine agents can manage tape devices.

    • Physical machine agents can be upgraded to Universal Transportersthat can be used to discover and back up Hyper-V VMs, Oracle databases, and Physical servers located on the same host.

    • Optionally, check the following options to enable additional capabilities for the Universal Transporter and click Proceed when done:

      • Repository management

      • VMware vSphere support

    • Transporter capabilities can be modified at any point in the Editing Nodes tab.

Obtaining Oracle Database SID

To obtain your Oracle Database SID, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Run command box (Windows key + R key).

  2. To open the registry editor, type regedit in the Run command dialog box and click OK

  3. Navigate to the Key Registry of your Oracle Home. The location path is the following:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >SOFTWARE >ORACLE>

  4. The ORACLE_SID entry shows your SID.