1) There is a new Linux(RHEL5) box and I need to clone the db(10gR2 on RHEL5) from the production to this box.do I need to match the cloned system environment include memory & disc allocation space with the production system environment?
2)Is it mandatory to have the initialization parameter values of cloned instance similar to Production Instance?
3)Is it a good practice to clone a database on the same server, where the production database is running?
1) Not required.
Memory allocation could be different. You can have different disk structure, you need to take care while cloning (Refer db_file_name_convert/log_file_name_convert).
2) Not mandatory.
Edited by: vlethakula on Jan 28, 2013 9:03 AM