This topic does not apply to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or to Oracle Cloud at Customer.
switchover dataguardsubcommand of the
raccliutility is used to perform a switchover to the standby database in your Data Guard configuration. You can run this subcommand on a compute node of either the primary or standby database.
raccli switchover dataguard [-dbname database-name] -passwd database-password
When the switchover operation completes successfully, the roles of the two databases are reversed: what was the primary database is now the standby database, and what was the standby database is now the primary database. Both remain as members of the Data Guard configuration.
This subcommand runs asynchronously. That is, it creates a job to perform the switchover, reports the job ID of the created job, and then exits. To track the progress of the job to its completion, use the
raccli describe job command.
If the subcommand fails, it reports a FAILURE status and provides a message describing the reason for the failure.
You must manually configure backups after the switchover operation completes. For instructions, see Manual backup configuration required after switchover or failover on Oracle RAC plus Data Guard deployments in Known Issues for Oracle Database Cloud Service.
Options of this subcommand are as follows.
(Optional) The database unique name of the standby database that will be the primary database after the switchover completes.
The password of the database’s