Testing Dataguard in MAX PROTECTION mode on Oracle 10.2.0.4 on Solaris x86_64.
Test 1: Primary remained up allowing transactions to continue inspite of the fact that the server running the standby database was not reachable. Waited for over 10 minutes and then cancelled the test. All that happened was the protection_level changed to resynchronization. I could not believe my eyes. Is this possible?
Test 2: The primary shutdown automatically but after about 6 minutes of the standby database was shut abort. So what about all those transactions that took place during those 6 minutes? Those would be lost - isnt it?
I just cant believe this. Where am I going wrong? I confirmed that LAD_2 was set to lgwr sync affirm. And that protection mode was set to 'maximum protection'.
If you have several physical standby database for the same primary database then this could be expected behaviour otherwise this looks like a bug that you should report to Oracle Support who will very likely ask you to upgrade at least to 10.2.0.5 patchset or 184.108.40.206.