Add a Replicat for Oracle Database

A Replicat is a process that delivers data to a target database or technology. It reads the trail file on the target, reconstructs the DML or DDL operations, and then applies them to the target. Learn to add a Replicat for Oracle Database, OCI Autonomous Databases, Oracle Exadata, and Amazon RDS for Oracle technologies.

Create a Checkpoint table

Before you add a Replicat, create a checkpoint table to ensure the Replicat can restart without recapturing reapplying transactions should a disruption occur.

To create a checkpoint table:
  1. In the OCI GoldenGate deployment console navigation menu, click Configuration.
  2. In the Administration Service tab, go to the Database tab.
  3. Click the database connect icon for the target database.
  4. Click Add Checkpoint (plus icon).
  5. For Checkpoint Table, enter the target schema name, and then click Submit.
  6. Reconnect to the target database.

Add a Replicat

To add a Replicat for Oracle Database:
  1. In the OCI GoldenGate deployment console, on the Administration Service Overview page, click Add Replicat (plus icon).
  2. On the Add Replicat page, select a Replicat type, and then click Next.
    The Replicat types are:
    • Parallel Replicat
    • Integrated Replicat
    • Coordinated Replicat
    • Classic Replicat
    For more information about the different Replicat types, see Types of Replicat.
  3. On the Replicat Options page, under Basic Information, complete the following fields as needed:
    1. For Process Name, enter a name for the Replicat
    2. (Optional) For Description, enter a brief description to distinguish this Replicat from others.
    3. For Intent, select the Replicat's purpose:
      • High Availability
      • Disaster Recovery
      • Unidirectional (default)
      • N-Way
    4. For Credential Domain and Credential Alias, select the target database domain and alias, or create a new credential.
    5. For Source, select the source of data to process, either Trail or File.
    6. If the source is Trail, then for Trail Name, enter the name of the Extract trail.
    7. If the source is Trail and you expect the trail file to be in a location other than the default, then enter the location for Trail Subdirectory.
    8. For Begin, select the starting point for data processing:
      • Position in Log
      • Now
      • Custom Time
    9. For Transaction Log Sequence Number, leave the default value or enter a transaction log sequence number.
    10. For Transaction Log RBA Offset, leave the default value or enter an offset value.
    11. For Checkpoint Table, leave the default selection or select the checkpoint table you created for the target deployment.
  4. Under Encryption Profile, select a profile name. If an encryption profile wasn't created, the Local Wallet is selected by default.
    1. Encryption Profile Type
    2. Masterkey Name
  5. Under Managed Options, select Critical to deployment health, and then completed the other fields as needed.
  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Parameter File page, you can specify parameters to further configure your Replicat.
    table source.table1;


    GoldenGate uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) by default. Use SETENV to override the default setting. For example:
    setenv (TZ="US/Eastern")
    setenv (TZ="GMT+5")

    Learn more about SETENV.

  8. Click Create and Run. If you click Create, then you can manually start the Replicat later from the Administration Service Overview page.
You're returned to the Administration Service Overview page where you can view the creation of the Replicat process and access Replicat Actions.