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Create a standby database with RMAN

Recovery Manager tip #4 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

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RMAN will create a standby of an open database with just a few simple commands. Connect to the target database, the catalog schema an auxiliary instance. Run these few simple commands and your standby database will be created and recovered for you:

run {
   set command id to 'Create Standby Database';
   set until logseq 101 thread 1;
   allocate auxiliary channel d1 type disk;
   duplicate target database for standby;

The standby database will be recovered to (but not including) log sequence 101. For more details: see chapter 16 of "Oracle backup and recovery 101."

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About the author: Kenny Smith has been working with Oracle technology on HP servers for over a decade. He specializes in Oracle database architecture, database administration and development. He has presented at numerous Oracle conferences on two continents. He has published many articles describing Oracle solutions and has co-authored "Oracle backup and recovery 101" from Oracle Press.

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