DB: Oracle 126.96.36.199 Enterprise Edition (planning to upgrade to 188.8.131.52 very soon)
Current configuration: Standalone DB, no dataguard.
Expected Configuration: Dataguard with a single physical standby
Platform: Solaris 10 update 10, SPARC64-bit.
As described above, I have an Oracle DB standalone.
We archive off monthly data into its own tablespace (ie. TST_2013_07). At the beginning of each month:
- we make last month's tablespace READ-ONLY
- take a transportable tablespace export of the previous month's tbsp
- use RMAN CONVERT to make 'export' of ASM datafiles into a temporary filesystem
- back the temporary filesystem datafiles up to tape for long-term retention
- DROP TABLESPACE TST_2013_07 INCLUDING CONTENTS AND DATAFILES;
We would like to move this setup to Dataguard with a single physical standby.
My question is:
- do we still need to do this transportable tablespace archiving off the primary master?
- could we insead take the transportable tablespace archiving process from the dataguard physical standby??
- if that were the case, how would we RE-PLUG-IN an archived tablespace that we pull from tape?
- my initial thoughts were that we would have to re-plug in the archived tablespace FROM THE PRIMARY side no matter where it was initially exported (primary or standby).
I've looked at some 11.2 documentation (9.3.3 Using Transportable Tablespaces with a Physical Standby Database), a blog post from Mr.Vargas, and a few forum posts but nothing that addressed by questions.