CHAPTER 23

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RMAN and RAC

RAC (Real Application Cluster) technology is pretty common for serious databases that have stringent availability requirements. Today many databases are on RAC. In this chapter you will learn about some of the nuances of RMAN specifically on RAC.

23-1. Specifying a Location for the Snapshot Controlfile

Problem

You want to set the location of the snapshot controlfile in the RMAN job on a RAC database.

Solution

The snapshot controlfile must be in location accessible from all nodes of a RAC database. The location could be as simple as a NFS mountpoint; or an ASM diskgroup. We will show both approaches.

Here’s what to do: ...

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