Before You Begin with Database Cloud Service

Before you begin using Oracle Database Cloud Service, you should be familiar with the following technologies:

Before you create a Database Cloud Service database deployment:

  • On Oracle Cloud, sign up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription. You cannot create a Database Cloud Service database deployment until you do so.

  • If your Cloud account supports Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, perform the steps in Prerequisites for Oracle Platform Services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

  • If your Cloud account supports Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic, set the replication policy in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic, as described in Selecting a Replication Policy for Your Service Instance in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

  • (Optional) Create a Secure Shell (SSH) public/private key pair. The SSH keys are used to facilitate secure access to the compute nodes that support your database deployments. See Generating a Secure Shell (SSH) Public/Private Key Pair.

  • (Optional) Create a cloud storage backup location

    If you want to automatically back up your database to cloud storage, you must associate it with a cloud storage backup location. The type of location you specify depends on the infrastructure the deployment is built on:

    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: cloud backups are stored in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage bucket. You must create a storage bucket before you create database deployments configured to back up to cloud storage.

    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic: cloud backups are stored in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic container. You can create the container beforehand and provide the wizard with information about it, or you can have the wizard create the container for you.