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

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Cascade standby databases

The cascade standby database concept was introduced from Oracle 9i Release 2 onwards. In the latest versions and releases there are many changes in the cascade standby databases. The cascade standby database concept was introduced to reduce the load on your primary database and to transmit redo data from the primary to all standby databases, and the network bandwidth needs to be large enough to handle the load. If it is a huge OLTP then it will be more problematic to handle. The cascade standby databases are shown in the following diagram:

Cascade standby databases

Limitations with cascade standby database

The limitations with a cascade standby database ...

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