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4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 11:50 AM by Srini Chavali-Oracle RSS

Using linked-clones for VMWare Oracle snapshot environments

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Hi all,

I've a query in regards copies of databases, but specifically cloning test environments using VMWare, but even more specifically(!) employing linked clone feature of VMWare to copy & thus deduplicate test environments off the back of a snapshot standby database...environment is 11gR2 over RHEL5 EE.

For most test environments cut down copies are enough - however I'm looking to create copies of DBs but employing deduplication of master data, like EMC snapshots. Just wondering if anyone has achieved this with VMware linked clones off a snapshot of a virtual VM server? I know there are netapps cloning products available to do the same thing also.

Thanks,
Conor.

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