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How to Clone a PDB from a Standby Database in a Data Guard Environment

Introduction Cloning PDBs in Multitenant environments is an easy way to migrate a PDB from one CDB to another or to create multiple copies of that PDB for test and development purposes. The data files are being read from the source and transferred to the target CDB. Hence, cloning a PDB also means generating workload…

Part 5/5: Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) – Physical Offline Migration using RMAN

Introduction ZDM uses RMAN to perform an offline physical migration. It backs up the source database and instantiates a new database from this backup to the target environment. This is similar to cloning a database. The target database has no relationship to the source, so there is no data synchronization or fallback capability. No SQL*Net…

Part 4/5: Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) – Physical Online Migration using Data Guard

Introduction ZDM uses Oracle Data Guard to perform an online physical migration. This means: it backs up the source database, instantiates a standby database from this backup to the target environment, configures Data Guard to synchronize the source and target databases, and finally switches over to the target database. ZDM allows you to pause the…

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