Activate database rotation

For new instances, database rotation is active by default. If you are upgrading from a previous version, you can activate the Database Rotations plugin if it is not already active.

About this task

Note: Deployment of this plugin should be executed in partnership with a ServiceNow representative.

If it is not already active, you can activate the Database Rotations plugin if you have the admin role.


  1. Navigate to System Definition > Plugins.
  2. Right-click the plugin name on the list and select Activate/Upgrade.

    If the plugin depends on other plugins, these plugins are listed along with their activation status.

  3. (Optional) If available, select the Load demo data check box.

    Some plugins include demo data—sample records that are designed to illustrate plugin features for common use cases. Loading demo data is a good policy when you first activate the plugin on a development or test instance. You can load demo data after the plugin is activated by repeating this process and selecting the check box.

  4. Click Activate.

What to do next

Do not activate the Database Rotations Default Tables plugin. Instead, specify the tables manually, after consulting a ServiceNow representative.