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Oracle RMAN Database Duplication by Darl Kuhn

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CHAPTER 4

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Active Duplication

The previous chapter discussed duplicating from an RMAN backup. This chapter walks you through duplicating directly from an open target database. This is referred to as active duplication because the source is a live database. You don’t need an RMAN backup when using active duplication. Rather, RMAN uses the live data files and control files as the source when copying the target (source) to the auxiliary (destination). When actively duplicating, RMAN copies the files over the network in either:

  • RMAN backup set format
  • Image copy format

When using the backup set format, RMAN creates the equivalent of a backup set in ...

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