8. Cloning Databases in Enterprise Manager 12c
Cloning databases has been a part of the role of a database administrator (DBA) since data was first chiseled onto stone tablets. DBAs are frequently called on to both clone and refresh database copies for all sorts of business reasons. As the Oracle product set has broadened over the years, more and more ways to clone data have been introduced. This chapter restricts the discussion to the two main types of clones built in a cloud environment using EM12c—full clones and snap (or thin) clones. Also, since the thrust of this entire book is on building databases in a cloud environment, the details covered here are specific to using EM12c in the cloud environment.
A full clone, as the name ...