Issues with OCI ExaCS PDB cloning

This is mostly just to document if you hit similar issues and how to get past them. I had to perform some remote cloning in ExaCS (from one CDB to another CDB) within same VM cluster, but hit few issues which I had to resolve first before getting it to work. [DBT-05514] Failed to connect…

WORM compliance with custom OCI Database backups

When you move your databases to cloud, many times the (current) standard backup configuration what Oracle offers is not enough. That’s when you configure OCI Cloud Database backup module which allows more flexibility with your RMAN configuration and also allows to write backups to custom Object Storage bucket. Question came up regarding this, can we…

Data Guard migration with ZDM

In the previous post I showed how to setup cloning or migration using offline physical option with Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM). This time let’s take a look what happens with ONLINE PHYSICAL option. Common migration requirement is to migrate with lowest amount of downtime and with all the latest data available and Data Guard is…

Oracle Database cloning in OCI – with ZDM!

I’ve been using Oracle’s Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) tool lately, and given there are still some limitations on cloning your database in OCI, I was thinking could we use ZDM for this? Short answer – for sure! If you want to use native OCI capabilities for cloning your database, you are limited on restoring the…

Remote Cloning OCI DBCS PDB with OCI CLI

In previous post I showed how to perform remote clone with Resource Manager/Terraform/Ansible. What if you just want a quick remote clone to be done manually? Remember OCI Console doesn’t support Remote Cloning at the moment (February 2022) but you can do the remote clone through API’s as well. So let’s do it with OCI…

Autonomous JSON Database with Database API for MongoDB

Oracle had announced Database API for MongoDB which can be used together with Autonomous JSON Database. This post will be with some learnings what I went through when I tested it out. Official announcement post goes through the setup rather well. When provisioning the database, remember to select Autonomous JSON database as DB type and…