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    February 4, 2009

How To Manually Open The Standby Database When The Primary Is Lost

Alejandro Vargas
Technical Leader, ACS Global Delivery, Infrastructure & BigData

This post explains how to manually convert the Physical Standby into the Primary database, when the Primary is not available anymore.

The procedure is very simple, still is convenient to have it available so that in the stress situation of a production crash we can implement it without problems.

Personally I prefer to work harder at the implementation stage and build an infrastructure strong enough to be configured using DG Broker, Observer and Fast Start Failover.

Step by Step details of manually converting the standby into the new primary can be found on this file How to open the standby when the primary is lost

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Pavan Tuesday, May 26, 2009
    Hello Alejandro,
    This doc is really helpful. Its absolutely a good work.
    I have a question here..
    Is there any way to take the backup and recover the standby database with diffrence of two scn's. It would be great if this works.
    Please let us know if this is possible
    Regards,
    Pavan
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