Re: Oracle High Availability Question(s)

From: Tim Gorman <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:14:55 -0700
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Personally, I found GG to be relatively intuitive, having worked with the old Oracle "symmetric/advanced replication", Quest SharePlex, and Oracle Streams packages previously.  Not to say it isn't complex of course, especially if you have a use-case like multi-master with conflict resolution, but I think it is among the best of breed for database replication.

However, I was fortunate in that we weren't deploying GG for production use.  We were exploring it on behalf of a large financial institution for their future use, so deliverables were vague and self-directed, lacking the discipline and urgency of an actual deployment with requirements and SLAs.

I don't envy you your situation.  If I understand correctly, you have the added burden of inheriting a broken deployment from someone even less experienced who exited mid-stream.  Everyone enjoys rolling up their sleeves and diving in on something new, but doing so when a deadline for production use looms is sub-optimal.  In this case, organizations are poorly served by over-optimism or lack of appreciation for complexity.

Training is nothing more than the sharing of experience.  It can take place organically, or formally via a paid service.

As the old saying says:  "Experience is what you get soon after you need it".

On 2/15/18 12:47, Chris Taylor wrote:
> What about GoldenGate Tim??
> (Since I find myself trying to support this with no training/prior
> experience and learning in the deep end of the pool.... :)
> Chris
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 3:23 PM, Tim Gorman <
> <>> wrote:
> Going into Data Guard without training is uncomfortable, but going
> into RAC without training is untenable.  You can try it, but it is
> going to hurt a lot, and you'll end up with something you'll regret.
> ---

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