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Changes in Oracle Database Release 19c
The following are changes in the Oracle Database Backup and Recovery User’s Guide for Oracle Database Release 19c.
Recovery catalog support for PDBs
You can connect to a recovery catalog when the target database is a pluggable database (PDB).
Automatic deletion of flashback logs
Flashback logs that are beyond the retention period are automatically deleted. Automatically deleting flashback logs simplifies the management of the fast recovery area and improves the performance of flashback database.
Changes in Oracle Database Release 18c, Version 18.1
The following are changes in Oracle Database Backup and Recovery User’s Guide for Oracle Database release 18c, version 18.1.
Duplicate PDBs into an existing CDB
DUPLICATEcommand can be used to duplicate a PDB to an existing CDB.
Duplicate databases to Oracle Cloud
An on-premises Oracle database can be duplicated to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. Similarly, you can duplicate an Oracle database in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic as an on-premises database.
Roll forward a physical standby
Improvements to the functionality for rolling forward a standby database result in a simplified procedure for performing this task.
RMAN backups usable after migration
RMAN backups of a non-CDB or PDB that were created before the non-CDB or PDB was migrated and plugged in to a different CDB can be used for recovery operations in the new CDB.
Shadow lost write protection
Data loss is minimized by fast detection and immediate response to data block lost rewrites.