When you install Site Recovery Manager, you specify information about how Site Recovery Manager Server connects to the database.

The Site Recovery Manager installation process does not finish if you cannot provide the database connection information.

Server Type

Type of database server being used.

Data Source Name

Data structure that contains information about the Site Recovery Manager database that the ODBC driver requires to connect to that data source.

User Name and Password

Required database authentication information so that Site Recovery Manager can use the database.

Connection Count

Initial connection pool size. If all connections are in use and a new one is needed, a connection is created as long as it does not exceed the maximum number of connections allowed. It is faster for Site Recovery Manager to use a connection from the pool than to create one. In most cases, it is not necessary to change this setting. Before changing this setting, consult with your database administrator.

Max Connections

Maximum number of connections to open to the database at one time. If the database administrator has restricted the number of connections that the database can have open, this value cannot exceed that number. In most cases, it is not necessary to change this setting. Before changing this setting, consult with your database administrator.

Important

If you reinitialize the database after you install Site Recovery Manager, you must run the Site Recovery Manager installer in maintenance mode and specify a new database connection otherwise Site Recovery Manager does not connect to the database.