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RE: Standby/Replicated database for reporting functionality

From: Patterson, Mark <>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 02:56:42 -0800
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many thanks for your comments, tips and pointers. Logical standby databases in 9i sound ideal (if stable) but we do not intend to upgrade to 9i for some time. Creating a standby via RMAN is totally new to me a sounds interesting too, guess this is a 9i feature? Will look further into this also.

Thanks all again.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patterson, Mark
> Sent: 02 May 2003 12:34
> To: ''
> Subject: Standby/Replicated database for reporting functionality
> Hello All,
> I am looking into options for creating a copy of a production database
> (Oracle 8.1.7 Enterprise Edition, Windows 2000) for reporting/querying
> purposes. The database should be hosted on a separate server and the data
> needs to be as real-time as possible.
> The options I've looked into are database replication and a standby
> database. Custom development of triggers, database links etc is
> unfortunately not an option.
> I've ruled out database replication as the overlying application must
> create tables via its own management interface and this cannot be
> integrated with Replication Manager or DBMS_REPCAT.
> This leaves me with the standby database option where the database can be
> in read-only mode throughout the day and managed recovery though the
> night.
> Does anybody know if there are other options available to create a such
> reporting read-only database or similar. (Read-only is not mandatory but
> is acceptable as updates to this database are not envisaged)
> Are there licensing implications when using a standby database? The
> production "master" database is licensed under the processor licensing
> model but the intention is to simply purchase a named user license for the
> standby "reporting" database as there will be a very limited number of
> users using this database.
> Does anybody know if this is possible/approved by Oracle?
> In a nutshell, I am looking to create a real-time copy of my production
> database as cheaply as possible for reporting purposes only.
> If anybody has answers to the above or experience of other methods of
> replicating a database it would be great to hear from you.
> Thanks,
> Mark.

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