Yes you can. But I would create both since your Primary database could switch modes and become a Standby.
You could alway create them later too.
RDBMS Version: 188.8.131.52/Platform : RHEL 6.3
To migrate a 3TB Database to a new DB server , we are going to use RMAN DUPLICATE.
Step1. Take full backup of DB + Standby Control file at primary site and transfer the Bkp files to Standby site
Step2. At standy site, we will run the RMAN duplicate target database for standby
After the above step, we don't want to create the standby redo logs because the newly restored DB in standby server is going to be the new Prod DB which application will be pointing to.
So, Can I skip the Standby Redo log creation part and create Online redo logs instead ?
As mentioned earlier, Our objective is not to create a proper Dataguard Standby DB setup. We just want to clone our DB to another server using RMAN Duplicate.
Take full backup of DB + Standby Control
We just want to clone our DB to another server using RMAN Duplicate
If you want only clone database of production, why you are take Standby controlfile?
If you don't want create standby database then, why you using DUPLICATE command with FOR STANDBY option.
You can use DUPLICATE command for clone database, without for standby option.
If you say no, we want create standby database and we will perform swithover,
then yes, you can use online redo logs for max performance mode.
and you can create standby redo logs on all database, but this redo logs will use by database when database role
Mahir M. Quluzade