Oracle Database Appliance 12.1.2 release new features to support a Test/Dev environment in minutes!

Tammy Bednar
Senior Director of Product Management

Oracle Database Appliance release 12.1.2 supports database
and VM snapshots to create storage-efficient and fast instances of the database
and guest VMs.  This capability is now
enabled with each Oracle Database Appliance running with the latest Appliance
Manager 12.1.2 update.

Each new Oracle Database version or will
be created in Oracle’s clustered file system, ACFS. ACFS is a highly performant and highly
available cluster file system that is built on top of Oracle ASM.  It is fully integrated with the Grid
Infrastructure and is database-IO aware. 

With a new single command, a database snapshot is created in
minutes ready to be used for testing.

oakcli create snapshotdb –db <snap-shot-db-sid> -from

Oracle Database 12.1.2 release also includes the support of:

  • Database version:,,,
  • Choice of CDB and non-CDB database for new databases
  • VM Snapshots
  • VDisk Support

The ODA OTN Page has updated FAQ, Data Sheet, and whitepaper.

The Oracle Database Appliance Documentation has a new book - Administrations and Reference Guide and updated Getting
Started Guide.

the latest Oracle Database Appliance 12.1.2 patch release from My Oracle
Support (MOS)!

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Nicholas Lee Fagan Monday, October 13, 2014

    Nice. That makes things easy & you can take a snapshot while the it's running!

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