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Oracle Database Online Documentation 12c ReleaseĀ 1 (12.1)

High Availability

High Availability

Maximize database availability using Oracle Data Guard and other technologies.

Introduces Oracle MAA solutions for deploying a highly available environment, helps you determine your availability requirements, and describes the database architectures that can help your business achieve high availability.
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Provides high availability best practices for configuring and maintaining your Oracle Database system and network components.
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Data Guard

Maximize availability of Oracle databases using Data Guard to provide failover capabilities.

Describes the Oracle Data Guard broker, a management and monitoring interface that automates many of the tasks involved in configuring and monitoring standby databases in an Oracle Data Guard configuration.
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Provides a comprehensive overview of Oracle Data Guard concepts and describes how to configure and implement standby databases that can take over production operations if your production database becomes unusable. This guide includes several database scenarios such as creating, recovering, failing over, switching over, configuring, and backing up standby and primary databases.
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Provides dynamic load balancing, failover, and centralized service management for a set of replicated databases that offer common services. The set of databases can include Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) and noncluster Oracle databases interconnected through Oracle Data Guard, or any other replication technology.
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Global Data Services

Global Data Services provides connect-time and run-time load balancing, service failover and centralized service management for a set of replicated databases.

Provides dynamic load balancing, failover, and centralized service management for a set of replicated databases that offer common services. The set of databases can include Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) and noncluster Oracle databases interconnected through Oracle Data Guard, or any other replication technology.
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Backup and Recovery

Enhance database availability using the full range of backup and recovery capabilities of the Oracle database, such as Recovery Manager and the flashback features.

Explains how to use Recovery Manager (RMAN) to back up, recover, and duplicate a database, and how to use Oracle Flashback Technology to restore all or a portion of your data to a previous state.
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Provides detailed descriptions of the Recovery Manager (RMAN) commands and recovery catalog views.
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Oracle Streams

Oracle Streams enables information sharing, including data replication and message queuing, within or between databases.

Contains conceptual information about Oracle Streams and information about administering, monitoring, and troubleshooting an Oracle Streams environment. It also contains instructions for using Oracle Streams to record table changes. It also contains conceptual information about information provisioning and instructions for using Oracle Streams for information provisioning. It also includes instructions for using Oracle Streams for database upgrades and database maintenance operations.
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Contains instructions for configuring and managing an Oracle Streams replication environment. It also includes best practices for Oracle Streams replication environments and instructions for migrating from Advanced Replication to Oracle Streams replication.
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Contains extended examples that configure various types of Oracle Streams environments.
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Describes the PL/SQL packages provided with the Oracle database server that extend database functionality and provide PL/SQL access to SQL features.
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Provides reference information about database initialization parameters, static data dictionary views, and dynamic performance views that are part of Oracle Database.
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Describes the Java APIs for XStream.
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Advanced Replication

Replication copies data so that you always have a backup copy, either as a standby database or to run queries.

Contains conceptual information about Oracle Database Advanced Replication. It also includes information about planning an Advanced Replication environment and information about troubleshooting Advanced Replication problems.
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Contains reference information about and step-by-step instructions for using the replication management API, which is a set of PL/SQL packages for setting up and managing an Advanced Replication environment. It also includes reference information about data dictionary views that are important for Advanced Replication and security considerations for an Advanced Replication environment.
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