Re: sync up production to UAT for a 500G+ database
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 13:51:28 -0500
Below is where I am confused. While I have used EMC MirrorView and Snapview to do just this, I am curious as to where the 'cheaper' comparison comes in? From a licensing cost standpoint, whether I'm using some SAN vendor's disk tool, Some Oracle technology or home-grown database cloning technique, or some other third-parties software, I will need to license the test database. Maybe it is our contracts at my particular company. If I have EE licensed in production, I will have EE licensed in test. (Granted, we don't have to license per-cpu, and can do the minimum named user per our contract).
Now, from a time and effort standpoint, I have found SAN replication to be easier and quicker for me, the DBA. (maybe not so for the SAN administrator, you'd have to ask him :) ).
It might be nice to get to the core of the question rather than getting on a tangent. Not only does the original poster what to duplicate a 500+GB database, they want to be able to make changes to it during the day, and then have it re-synced with production nightly. I think some valid solutions to this question have been posted.
1. Use your SAN vendor's tools to do fancy things at the disk level. 2. Refresh from a known backup nightly from prod. 3. Use RMAN duplicate.
On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:29 AM, Nuno Souto <dbvision_at_iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Exactly. Let's recap for a second:
> Point is simple: done in a sensible manner,
> SAN replication is much cheaper for non-critical
> test database duplication than the current
> Oracle EE+DG licensing.
> That may not be the case in future or may
> not have been in the past. It is now.
> Nuno Souto