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Add a server to Database Manager

If you have not already designated a backup or supplementary database for use with your Orion Platform product, add a SQL server.

  1. Start the Database Manager in the SolarWinds Orion > Advanced Features program folder.
  2. To add a default server, click Add Default Server.
  3. To select a server:
    1. Click Add Server.
    2. Select or enter the SQL Server instance you want to use in the server/instance format.
    3. Select the appropriate authentication method, enter your credentials, and click Connect.

You can now see the server and associated databases in the tree structure of the Database Manager.