This document describes how to create and configure CDBs, PDBs, and application containers.


This document explains how to administer containers as containers, for example, how to create CDBs and PDBs, start them up and shut them down, and perform cross-container operations. Specifically, this document is intended for database administrators who perform the following tasks:

  • Create CDBs, PDBs, and application containers

  • Relocate, unplug, and plug in PDBs and application containers

  • Install and maintain applications in application containers

  • Perform cross-container operations


Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide describes traditional administrative tasks that you perform within an existing container, including managing database storage, schema objects, resources, and task scheduling.

To use this document, you must be familiar with relational database concepts. You must also be familiar with the operating system environment under which you are running Oracle Database.

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