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Re: Explanation needed of Rapid Clone and to recover db. after cloning

From: Niall Litchfield <>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 17:45:01 +0100
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I'm assuming from your subject line that you are talking about Oracle Apps. You will want to look at metalink note 230672.1 for sure.

I'm afraid that there isn't an 'easy' way - nor to be honest do I think there is a Rapid way but hey. Your tasks are

  1. copy all the application tier code from production to test safely
  2. restore a copy of the database to test
  3. ensure that environment specific settings (email addresses, printers, configuration settings etc etc etc) are updated so that test knows it is test and not live.

Now all of these are fairly straightforward processes - copying files is well known, rman restore and recover is well known, configuring a system is well known. It's really a matter of putting it all together - and making sure that you have a documented repeatable and complete process. RapidClone - which is a number of perl scripts - is a good attempt at doing this, but you'll still have to look out for site specifics.

I suggest that you read the note I referred you to and the cloning section of the manuals. If this is the first time you have ever done this, or your site has, it might be worth installing the vision database on test and then practicing on that.


On 8/20/06, Solo Mahi <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Can some one please guide me (or any notes) in an easy way the method of
> cloning frpm Production system (Source) to Test (target) system
> and also how to recover the database in the target system and how we
> start the database of target system
> after cloning as I am new in this field.
> Thanks & Regards
> Solo.

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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