Oracle Database 11g - Data Guard Administration Release 2


In this course, students learn how to use Oracle Data Guard to help protect their Oracle database against planned and unplanned downtimes.


Use Data Guard standby databases to support production functions such as reporting, querying, testing, and performing backups Create and manage physical and logical standby databases Use Enterprise Manager Grid Control and the Data Guard command-line interface (DGMGRL) to maintain a Data Guard configuration Use Data Guard to achieve a highly available Oracle database


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Introduction to Oracle Data Guard

  • Causes of Data Loss
  • Oracle Data Guard Architecture
  • Types of Standby Databases (benefits of each type)
  • Using the Data Guard Broker
  • Differentiating Between Standby Databases and Data Guard Broker Configuration
  • Data Protection Modes
  • Performing Role Transitions

Creating a Physical Standby Database by Using SQL and RMAN Commands

  • Preparing the Primary Database
  • Creating the Physical Standby Database

Oracle Data Guard Broker: Overview

  • Oracle Data Guard Broker Features
  • Oracle Data Guard Broker Configurations
  • Data Guard Monitor Process
  • Data Guard Monitor Configuration Files
  • Benefits of Using the Data Guard Broker
  • Comparing Configuration Management With and Without the Broker
  • Using DGMGRL

Creating a Data Guard Broker Configuration

  • Defining a Data Guard Configuration (overview)
  • Setting up the Broker Configuration Files
  • Setting the DG_BROKER_START Initialization Parameter to TRUE to start the Data Guard Broker
  • Creating the Broker Configuration
  • Adding the Standby Database to the Configuration

Creating a Physical Standby Database by Using Enterprise Manager Grid Control

  • Using Enterprise Manager Grid Control to Create a Physical Standby Database
  • Using the Add Standby Database Wizard
  • Verifying a Configuration
  • Editing Standby database properties
  • Viewing the Data Guard Configuration Status

Creating a Logical Standby Database

  • Monitoring the Data Guard Configuration by Using Enterprise Manager Grid ControlVerifying the ConfigurationViewing Log File Details
  • Using Enterprise Manager Data Guard Metrics
  • Using the DGMGRL SHOW CONFIGURATION Command to Monitor the Configuration
  • Viewing Standby Redo Log Information
  • Monitoring Redo Apply

Creating and Managing a Snapshot Standby Database

  • Snapshot Standby Database: Architecture
  • Converting a Physical Standby Database to a Snapshot Standby Database
  • Activating a Snapshot Standby Database: Issues and Cautions
  • Viewing Snapshot Standby Database Information
  • Converting a Snapshot Standby Database to a Physical Standby Database

Using Oracle Active Data Guard

  • Using Real-Time Query
  • Enabling and Disabling Real-Time Query
  • Enabling Block Change Tracking on a Physical Standby Database
  • Creating Fast Incremental Backups
  • Monitoring Block Change Tracking

Configuring Data Protection Modes

  • Preparing to Create a Logical Standby Database
  • Checking for Unsupported Objects , Data Types, and Tables
  • Ensuring Unique Row Identifiers
  • Creating the Logical Standby Using SQL Commands and Grid Control
  • Securing your Logical Standby Database

Performing Role Transitions

  • Contrast switchover vs. failover
  • Preparing for a Switchover
  • Performing a Switchover using DGMGRL and Enterprise Manager
  • Types of Failovers
  • Re-enabling Disabled Databases

Using Flashback Database in a Data Guard Configuration

  • Overview of Flashback Database
  • Configuring Flashback Database
  • Using Flashback Database Instead of Apply Delay
  • Using Flashback Database and Real Time Apply
  • Flashback Through Standby Database Role Transitions
  • Using Flashback Database After Failover

Enabling Fast-Start Failover

  • Installing the Observer Software
  • Configuring Fast-Start Failover
  • Configuring Automatic Reinstatement of the Primary Database
  • Initiating Fast-Start Failover from an Application
  • Disabling Fast-Start Failover
  • Starting and Stopping the Observer
  • Moving the Observer t

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Duration: 4 days
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