Fully Automated Cloning for Release 11i and 12
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Apr 04, 2007
Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of an already existing Oracle Applications system. Cloning is a regular part of an Apps DBA's responsibilities, so you're probably already familiar with the latest Rapid Clone utility and its predecessor, adclone.pl, the original AD Clone Utility. If you've used those tools in the past, you likely also know that overall cloning process requires some user intervention for things like the APPS password and so on.
A customer recently asked whether the following cloning process can be fully automated, so that no user intervention is required at all:
- Shut down the PROD environment for both the application server and database tier
- Do an offline preclone of both tiers
- Copy both tiers to another server (the sandbox environment)
- Restart the PROD environment
- Do an offline postclone of both tiers for the sandbox environment
- Start the sandbox environment
The management pack automates the cloning of both Release 11i (11.5.10 with ATG RUP4) as well as Release 12 environments. You go through a step-by-step interview process to configure the clone routine once, and then you can reuse the cloning routine as many times as you wish. In addition, the cloning routing can send out a notification if it failed.
Very slick. If you've had a chance to try this, I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences with this new feature.
- Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Now Available
- Cloning Oracle Applications Release 11i with Rapid Clone (Metalink Note 230672.1)
- Cloning Oracle Applications Release 12 with Rapid Clone (Metalink Note 406982.1)