GA ANNOUNCMENT - Refreshable clones now available
Autonomous Database provides cloning where you can choose to create a full clone of the active instance, create a metadata clone, or create a refreshable clone.
With a refreshable clone the system creates a clone that can be easily updated with changes from the source database.
A refreshable clone allows the following:
- Maintain one or more copies of the source database for use as read-only databases. A clone database is available when needed, and when the data needs to be updated, simply refresh the clone from its source database.
- Share copies of a production database with multiple business units. For example, one business unit might use the source database for ongoing transactions and another business unit could at the same time use the refreshable clone database for read-only operations.