You can add an existing Data Director database to the database group catalog, and use the catalog database to create other databases with known characteristics and preloaded data. You cannot directly modify or power on catalog databases.

Verify that you have Create catalog items and Clone privileges at the organization or database group level.


Log in to Data Director.


On the organization Manage and Monitor tab, select the database group.


Click Databases.


Right-click the database and select Add to Catalog.


In the Add Databases to Catalog window, enter the following information.



Source Database

The default is the database that you selected . To add a different database to the catalog, click Edit and select a database from the list.


Type a name for the catalog database. The default is the name of the database that you entered earlier.


(Optional) Type a description of the catalog database.

Add Action

To allow refreshing the catalog database from the source database, select Clone source to catalog, and then select Full Clone or Linked Clone. To disallow refreshing to the catalog database, select Move Source to Catalog. You can move only a stopped database to the catalog.


Click OK.

The database is added to the database group catalog with the status Ready. You can now use it to create databases.