Typical Workflow for Using Database Cloud Service

To start using Oracle Database Cloud Service, refer to the following tasks as a guide:

Task Description More Information

Sign up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription

(Does not apply to Oracle Cloud at Customer)

Provide your information, and sign up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription to Oracle Database Cloud Service.

How to Begin with Database Cloud Service Subscriptions

Add and manage users and roles

Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges. Assign the necessary Database Cloud Service roles.

Adding Users and Assigning Roles in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud, and About Database Cloud Service Roles and Users

Create a database deployment

Use a wizard to create a new database deployment.

Creating a Customized Database Deployment

Enable network access

Permit access to network services associated with your database deployments.

About Network Access to Database Cloud Service

Load data into the database

Use standard Oracle Database tools to load data into your databases.

Loading Data into the Oracle Database on Database Cloud Service

Monitor database deployments

Check on the health and performance of individual database deployments.

Monitoring and Managing Oracle Database on Database Cloud Service

Monitor the service

Check on the day-to-day operation of your service, monitor performance, and review important notifications.

Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud Services in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud

Patch a database deployment

Apply a patch or roll back a patch.

Patching Database Cloud Service

Back up a database deployment

Back up a database or restore a database from a backup.

Backing Up and Restoring Databases on Database Cloud Service