Create an Autonomous Container Database

You create an Autonomous Container Database from the Autonomous Container Databases page.

  1. Go to Autonomous Transaction Processing in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.

    For instructions, see Access Autonomous Transaction Processing in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.

  2. In the side menu’s list of Autonomous Transaction Processing resource types, click Autonomous Container Database.

    The list of Autonomous Container Databases in your current Compartment is displayed.

  3. In the side menu’s Compartment list, select the Compartment where you want to create an Autonomous Container Database.

    The list of Autonomous Container Databases refreshes to show those in the selected Compartment.

  4. Click Create Autonomous Container Database.

  5. On the Create Autonomous Container Database page, enter the following:

    • Select a compartment: Confirm that the Compartment listed is the one in which you want to create the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource.

    • Display name: A user-friendly description or other information that helps you easily identify the resource. The display name does not have to be unique, and you can change it whenever you like.

    • Select an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure: select the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource in which to place this resource, first changing Compartments to the one hosting the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource if necessary.

    • Configure automatic maintenance schedule: to configure a preferred maintenance schedule, click Modify Schedule and choose a maintenance type: Release Update (RU) or Release Update Revision (RUR). Then click Update Automatic Maintenance.

  6. Increase how long backups will be retained if necessary; that is, if the Autonomous Databases that will be created in this Autonomous Container Database require backup retention longer than the default 7 days.

    1. Click Show Advanced Options and then click Management.

    2. Change the Backup retention policy value to meet your needs.

  7. Click Create Autonomous Container Database.

The list of Autonomous Container Databases refreshes to show the new Autonomous Container Database with a status of Provisioning until it is available.