Standby roll forward using RMAN incremental backup

Last week I came across a scenario where a standby database went out of synch with the primary and there was a big gap of archive logs to be applied. Instead of rebuilding the standby database from scratch or restoring and applying a zillion archives, we can make use of a feature available from the [...]


Oracle 11g active database duplication on Unix/Windows

In this post, let me take you through the step-by-step method of active database duplication, a new feature of Oracle 11g to create a duplicate database. Active database duplication can also be used to create a standby database, which is mentioned separately in another post.


Upto Oracle version 11g, RMAN ‘DUPLICATE’ command required [...]