RMAN is Oracle’s flagship backup and recovery tool, but did you know it’s also an effective database duplication tool? Oracle RMAN Database Duplication is a deep dive into RMAN’s duplication feature set, showing how RMAN can make it so much easier for you as a database administrator to satisfy the many requests from developers and testers for database copies and refreshes for use in their work. You’ll learn to make and refresh duplicate databases with a single command, and of course you can automate and schedule that command so that developers and testers are supplied with regular, known good databases without any manual intervention on your part.
Fast and easy provisioning of databases for developers and testers is a driving force in the move to cloud computing and virtualization. RMAN’s robust database duplication feature set plays right into this growing need for ease of provisioning, enabling easy duplication of known-good databases on demand, across operating systems such as between Linux and Solaris, and even across storage environments such as when duplicating from a RAC/ASM environment to a single-node instance using regular file system storage. Oracle RMAN Database Duplication is your thorough guide to providing amazing business value to your organization by way of fast and easy provisioning of database duplicates in service of development and testing projects.
What youÂll learn
Automate complex database duplication tasks
Duplicate active databases on demand
Create duplicates from RMAN backups
Configure duplicates for maximum performance
Automate the creation of standby databases
Duplicate from RAC to non-RAC and vice versa
Duplicate container and pluggable databases
Duplicate databases across platforms
Who this book is for
Oracle RMAN Database Duplication is aimed at database administrators burdened with too many requests for database copies for reporting, testing, development, and similar purposes. The book shows how fast and easy it becomes to satisfy such requests using RMAN’s duplication feature set.
Table of Contents
2. Manually Cloning Databases
3. Backup Based Duplication
4. Active Duplication
5. Advanced Topics
6. Oracle Net Primer