RE: ASM - hardware mirroring vs. Oracle mirroring
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:58:46 +0200
You could try to use the utl_file.fcopy procedure to copy the db files. But I think you would actually need a third db to initiate the copy (as your first db should be down to copy the online redo logs).
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From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Baumgartel, Paul
Sent: maandag 14 april 2008 15:39
To: Jared Still
Subject: RE: ASM - hardware mirroring vs. Oracle mirroring
I didn't say that RMAN doesn't work with ASM. I said that "there are
certain operations in, e.g., RMAN, that aren't supported with ASM". This
was based on co-workers' comments regarding a database migration to a new
I just checked with them to clarify, and what they said is that if you're migrating a database to a new machine, and you're using ASM, RMAN is the only way to go, and the RMAN clone process requires an "open resetlogs" of the copy after recovery. This caused a problem for them, as the database in question uses Streams, and the resetlogs meant that Streams had to be set up anew in the migrated database. They wanted a way to copy the database (including online redo logs) and open it normally, and felt that the use of ASM forced them to use RMAN, which made this impossible.
In my addled Friday-afternoon brain I interpreted and oversimplified that information, so the statement in my post was incorrect.
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