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11GR1 SNAPSHOT STANDBY

Sreekanth Chintala
Global Database Engineering

 ASM Targets: 849 Oracle Versions • 186 Physical Standbys 2 .DELL IT PROD ENVIRONMENT Total: 1085 151 392 795 • Targets:  6126 • Cluster Databases: 289 • DB Instances: 1188 • Hosts: 1342.

CHARACTERISTICS y Fully updatable standby y Provides disaster recovery and data protection y Requires Flashback Database y Can not be part of switchover/failover until it returns to a physical standby y In 11g the Data Guard Broker will convert it back to a Physical standby automatically upon manual failover. y Flashback database limitations apply y No Real-Time Query y No Fast-Start FailOver DELL CONFIDENTIAL 3 .

reliable and dependable results y Save time and effort in data movement y Save money through consolidation y Know the impact of change y On production infrastructure and production data y Realistic view on resource consumption y No surprises. HOW WE USE IT y Use as a Performance Testing environment y Eliminate the guesswork. y Tuning isn’t a guess anymore y Best execution plan from real data or use SQL Performance Analyzer (SPA) DELL CONFIDENTIAL 4 . Implement changes with confidence.

Convert Physical Standby to Read Write 5. Create Guaranteed Restore Point 4. Convert standby back to Physical Standby 1 3 4 5 Apply Redo Time Standby Read/Write Read/Write Read/Write 6 7 Apply Archive Logs Standby Standby Standby Time 5 . Snapshot Standby in 10gR2 1. Use Read Write Standby 6. Prepare the Primary 3. Flashback to Restore Point 7. Prepare the Standby 2 2.

Snapshot Standby in 11gR1 1. Convert to Physical Standby 1 2 Apply Redo Time Standby Read/Write Read/Write Read/Write 3 Apply Archive Logs Standby Standby Standby Time 6 . Use Snapshot Standby 3. Convert to Snapshot Standby 2.

Convert to Physical Standby Replay … Replay Driver Driver 1 2 Apply Redo Time Standby Read/Write Read/Write Read/Write 3 Apply Archive Logs Standby Standby Standby Time 7 .1. Use Snapshot Standby 3. Convert to Snapshot Standby Use With Real Application Testing 2.

DIFFERENCES 10gR2 11gR1 Manual Steps (OTN Paper) Single Command Does not receive Redo from Primary during Receives Redo from Primary all the time ‘Snapshot’ period Can use OEM/Grid Control Can not use OEM/Grid Control (Requires Data Guard Broker) 8 .