This topic describes how to enable and disable dSources when certain operations against the source database must occur outside of Delphix. 

Some operations, such as restoring the source database from a backup, will require that the dSource be temporarily disabled. Disabling a dSource turns off communication between it and the source database, but it does not tear down the configuration that enables communication and data updating to take place. When a disabled dSource is later enabled, it will resume communication and incremental data updates from the source database according to the original policies and data management configurations that you set.

Disabling a dSource is also a prerequisite for several other operations, such as database migration and upgrading the dSource metadata after upgrade of the associated data source.


Disabling a dSource will stop further operations on the Delphix Engine related to the dSource.
  1. Login to the Delphix Engine as delphix_admin or another user with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. Select My Datasets.
  4. Select the dSource you want to disable.
  5. Click the Configuration tab.  
  6. In the upper right-hand corner, click and slide the Enabled status to Disabled.

  7. Click Yes to confirm that you want to disable the dSource.

When you are ready to enable the dSource again, move the slider control from Disabled to Enabled, and the dSource will continue to function as it did previously.