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Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner's Guide by Nassyam Basha, Emre Baransel

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

The objective of this chapter is to make you familiar with the Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 environment. We will discuss the definition, properties, and history of Data Guard. You will become accustomed with the concepts of standby databases and how Data Guard provides the robust solution of high availability and disaster recovery.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • The definition and features of Data Guard
  • The evolution of Data Guard
  • The architecture and topology of Data Guard
  • Comparison of Data Guard with other replication solutions

Let's get on with learning what Oracle Data Guard is and its primary features are.

What is Data Guard?

Data Guard, which was introduced as the standby database in Oracle database ...

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