Creates a new Data Guard association with a new DB System. A Data Guard association represents the replication relationship between the specified database and a peer database. For more information, see Using Oracle Data Guard.

All Oracle Cloud Infrastructue resources, including Data Guard associations, get an Oracle-assigned, unique ID called an Oracle Cloud Identifier (OCID). When you create a resource, you can find its OCID in the response. You can also retrieve a resource's OCID by using a List API operation on that resource type, or by viewing the resource in the Console. Fore more information, see Resource Identifiers.


oci db data-guard-association create with-new-db-system [OPTIONS]

Required Parameters

--availability-domain [text]

The name of the Availability Domain that the standby database DB System will be located in.

--creation-type [text]

Specifies whether to create the peer database in an existing DB system or in a new DB system.

--database-admin-password [text]

A strong password for the SYS, SYSTEM, and PDB Admin users to apply during standby creation.

The password must contain no fewer than nine characters and include:

  • At least two uppercase characters.
  • At least two lowercase characters.
  • At least two numeric characters.
  • At least two special characters. Valid special characters include "_", "#", and "-" only.

The password MUST be the same as the primary admin password.

--database-id [text]

The database OCID.

--display-name [text]

The user-friendly name for the DB System to create the standby database on. It does not have to be unique.

--hostname [text]

The host name for the DB Node.

--protection-mode [text]

The protection mode to set up between the primary and standby databases. For more information, see Oracle Data Guard Protection Modes in the Oracle Data Guard documentation.

IMPORTANT - The only protection mode currently supported by the Database service is MAXIMUM_PERFORMANCE.

Accepted values are:

--subnet-id [text]

The OCID of the subnet the DB System is associated with. Subnet Restrictions: - For 1- and 2-node RAC DB Systems, do not use a subnet that overlaps with

These subnets are used by the Oracle Clusterware private interconnect on the database instance. Specifying an overlapping subnet will cause the private interconnect to malfunction. This restriction applies to both the client subnet and backup subnet.

--transport-type [text]

The redo transport type to use for this Data Guard association. Valid values depend on the specified protectionMode:


For more information, see Redo Transport Services in the Oracle Data Guard documentation.

IMPORTANT - The only transport type currently supported by the Database service is ASYNC.

Accepted values are:


Optional Parameters

--database-software-image-id [text]

The database software image OCID

--from-json [text]

Provide input to this command as a JSON document from a file using the file://path-to/file syntax.

The --generate-full-command-json-input option can be used to generate a sample json file to be used with this command option. The key names are pre-populated and match the command option names (converted to camelCase format, e.g. compartment-id --> compartmentId), while the values of the keys need to be populated by the user before using the sample file as an input to this command. For any command option that accepts multiple values, the value of the key can be a JSON array.

Options can still be provided on the command line. If an option exists in both the JSON document and the command line then the command line specified value will be used.

For examples on usage of this option, please see our "using CLI with advanced JSON options" link: https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/API/SDKDocs/cliusing.htm#AdvancedJSONOptions

--shape [text]

The shape of the DB system to launch to set up the Data Guard association. The shape determines the number of CPU cores and the amount of memory available for the DB system. Only virtual machine shapes are valid shapes. If you do not supply this parameter, the default shape is the shape of the primary DB system. To get a list of all shapes, use the ListDbSystemShapes operation.