RE: EM DG switchover across EM repositories?

From: Herring, David <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:30:32 -0500
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Sure, I'll check the link. My reasoning is that we have a number of installations in both the UK and US, many with either OGG or DG configured. The line between the 2 locations is limited and closely monitored. We've had a few situations when loads have been heaviest on the app side in terms of changes that log ships failed and for whatever reason an automatic attempt wasn't made to retrieve the log so we had to do it manually. This isn't the direct reason of why we have 2 different EMs but more an example of line issues and why limiting traffic is so important. I can make all the recommendations of why it's necessary to increase bandwidth but I'm at the mercy of those who pay for it.

In addition to the above example, we have under 11g registered both UK and US targets in an 11g EM in the UK. Unfortunately those US agents would frequently require restarts due to communication problems. Maybe issues like this are resolved under 12c and if so, great but my hope was to eliminate as much as possible any trans-atlantic traffic as it related to EM. Now if I can't avoid that when wanting full DG capabilities then I'll accept that and continue with work-arounds as necessary.

Pete, do you know for sure that want I'm hoping for won't work, that both primary and standby need to be in the same EM?



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-----Original Message-----

From: Peter Sharman [] Sent: Monday, June 01, 2015 1:16 PM
To: Herring, David; Cc: Courtney Llamas
Subject: RE: EM DG switchover across EM repositories?

Though the question should be asked, what's the reason for having two EM repositories in the first place? There are valid reasons for doing that, but more often than not the reasons people have it set up that way is often a misunderstanding of EM capabilities. See for a good coverage of that.


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-----Original Message-----

From: Courtney Llamas
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 3:03 AM
To:; Subject: RE: EM DG switchover across EM repositories?

Both targets would need to be in the same EM repository for EM to handle this switchover.

-----Original Message-----

From: Herring, David [] Sent: Monday, June 01, 2015 11:33 AM
Subject: EM DG switchover across EM repositories?


Does anyone know if it's possible to perform a Data Guard switchover (from within EM) from primary to physical standby where each is registered in a different EM repository? We have DG configured so that the primary dbs are in the UK and the physical standbys are in the US. The UK targets are registered with a UK repository and the US targets are registered with a US repository. Ideally we'd use EM for the switchover but I haven't been able to confirm if this is possible or not using separate EM repositories.

Obviously actually performing the test will show me but I've been asked to draw up all the steps and tests ahead of time, get everything ready and meet various project plan deadlines with all this BEFORE doing anything, which is why it's critical for me to know ahead of time if it's even possible. I didn't see any references to doing this with separate EM repositories in the doc and while I have an SR open with Oracle for confirmation, I'm struggling in getting them to understand my question.

The configuration consistents of multiple 2 to 4-node RACs on each side (UK and US), database ver is The complexity for now is that the US dbs are registered in a 12c repository whereas the UK dbs are registered in a 11g repository. Once FW rules are pushed tomorrow night I should be able to move those 11g-registered dbs to a 12c repository in the UK.




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