RE: Timing for Cloning with Flashback Database vs other methods

From: John Hallas <>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 20:25:07 +0000
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I wish I felt like a young whippersnapper. Niall did a presentation at UKPUG this week that made me feel very old and my younger colleague was nudging me constantly with a smirk on his face.

What do you mean by cloning a database by flashback Bambi? I am not sure that option exists, even in 11g. You can flashback a database to a point in time using recover points but actually cloning a database is new to me.

We are currently experimenting with doing an EM database clone (which uses RMAN behind the scenes anyway). Some success but if a few iffies with a Peoplesoft database still to resolve. Duplicate database is the way to go though. As Niall says, it can be speeded up and is pretty simple, especially if you can get it all scripted (and maybe use OMF files).


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Subject: Timing for Cloning with Flashback Database vs other methods

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