You ingest a database to reproduce a production environment and create a one-time (golden) clone. The imported database is a clone of a physical database that exists outside of Data Director.

Verify that you have access to the organization and database group in which to create the new database.

Verify that you have Ingest databases permission on the database group in which you create the new database.

Verify that you have Use template permission on at least one resource template and backup template.


Specify general information about the database, including name, database type and template, parameter group, and whether to take a snapshot backup after database creation completes.


You can refresh a database in Data Director from an external backup database. This is also known as an in-place refresh.