Geographic Edition software provides modules to support data replication using the Availability Suite feature of Oracle Solaris, Oracle Data Guard, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle MySQL, and EMC SRDF. However, the creation of these modules requires detailed knowledge of both the replication software and the internals of the Geographic Edition product. Geographic Edition uses the common agent container with a number of Java management beans (MBeans) that form the interface for the Geographic Edition monitoring and management infrastructure and the replication control software.
By providing a more generic interface module analogous to the Oracle Solaris Cluster Generic Data Service (GDS), the Geographic Edition script-based plug-in enables you to rapidly integrate additional replication technologies by supplying a few interface scripts to fulfill the necessary control functions. This capability frees you from needing to learn the internals of Geographic Edition or needing any knowledge of Java technology or MBeans. Instead, you can focus on the replication technology you need to protect your enterprise data. For more information on the Generic Data Service, see Oracle Solaris Cluster Generic Data Service (GDS) Guide .
For simplicity, the term script is used throughout this document to represent any compiled binary or script-based executable.
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