I am doing RAC to RAC cloning on linux 5 following is the note id i follow
Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 RAC-Enabled Systems with Rapid Clone [ID 559518.1]
In this note step 4.2 we use adclone.pl to prepare the stage on source using "Method=Rman", i think this creates image backup of the database on source system
In step 188.8.131.52 we restore the database on target using the stage backup we took in source.
So, here i was thinking if it is possible to use Netbackup server (tapes) for "rmanstage=" parameter. Because we don't have that much disk space to accommodate backup and as with Rman duplicate database we directly connect to tape with auxiliary for cloning, Please let me know if we can use this process with the above adclone.pl
i do not recommend it. unless you have lot of time to figure it out. you can manually do the RAC cloning using backup and restore ...but you need to know the cloning steps , the file system on ebs very well. we've done that before, it works .
"i think this creates image backup of the database" yes you're correct.
Hope this help!