Thinking Out Loud

February 19, 2018

How Do You Create Data Guard Configuration?

Filed under: 12c,Dataguard,dgmgrl — mdinh @ 11:30 pm

I have taken for granted to create Data Guard Configuration the same way most of the time that I don’t know what goes wrong when done differently.

oracle@racnode-dc1-1:hawk1:/home/oracle
$ sqlplus / as sysdba

SQL*Plus: Release 12.1.0.2.0 Production on Mon Feb 19 23:41:49 2018

Copyright (c) 1982, 2014, Oracle.  All rights reserved.


Connected to:
Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release 12.1.0.2.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, Real Application Clusters, Automatic Storage Management, OLAP,
Advanced Analytics and Real Application Testing options

23:41:49 SYS @ hawk1:>show parameter db%name

NAME                                 TYPE        VALUE
------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
db_file_name_convert                 string
db_name                              string      hawk
db_unique_name                       string      hawk
pdb_file_name_convert                string

23:42:04 SYS @ hawk1:>alter system set dg_broker_start=true sid='*' scope=memory;

System altered.

23:42:40 SYS @ hawk1:>


+++ CREATE CONFIGURATION USING UPPER CASE WITHOUT QUOTES

oracle@racnode-dc1-1:hawk1:/home/oracle
$ dgmgrl /
DGMGRL for Linux: Version 12.1.0.2.0 - 64bit Production

Copyright (c) 2000, 2013, Oracle. All rights reserved.

Welcome to DGMGRL, type "help" for information.
Connected as SYSDG.

--- NO QUOTES USE AND ALL UPPERCASE - EASIEST METHOD
--- Broker convert database to match that of db_unique_name

DGMGRL> CREATE CONFIGURATION DG_CONFIG AS PRIMARY DATABASE IS HAWK CONNECT IDENTIFIER IS HAWK;
Configuration "dg_config" created with primary database "hawk"

DGMGRL> show configuration

Configuration - dg_config

  Protection Mode: MaxPerformance
  Members:
  hawk - Primary database

Fast-Start Failover: DISABLED

Configuration Status:
DISABLED

DGMGRL> show database hawk

Database - hawk

  Role:               PRIMARY
  Intended State:     OFFLINE
  Instance(s):
    hawk1
    hawk2

Database Status:
DISABLED

DGMGRL> remove configuration
Removed configuration

--- CONFIGURATION IS UPPERCASE 
--- Does it look better in uppercase?
DGMGRL> CREATE CONFIGURATION 'DG_CONFIG' AS PRIMARY DATABASE IS 'hawk' CONNECT IDENTIFIER IS HAWK;
Configuration "DG_CONFIG" created with primary database "hawk"
DGMGRL> show configuration

Configuration - DG_CONFIG

  Protection Mode: MaxPerformance
  Members:
  hawk - Primary database

Fast-Start Failover: DISABLED

Configuration Status:
DISABLED

DGMGRL> show database hawk

Database - hawk

  Role:               PRIMARY
  Intended State:     OFFLINE
  Instance(s):
    hawk1
    hawk2

Database Status:
DISABLED

DGMGRL> remove configuration
Removed configuration

+++ ISSUES OCCUR WHEN USING UPPERCASE WITH QUOTES FOR DATABASE
+++ Not sure if this will work as I have not tested end to end. Why create it this way to begin with?
DGMGRL> CREATE CONFIGURATION 'DG_CONFIG' AS PRIMARY DATABASE IS 'HAWK' CONNECT IDENTIFIER IS HAWK;
Configuration "DG_CONFIG" created with primary database "HAWK"
DGMGRL> show configuration

Configuration - DG_CONFIG

  Protection Mode: MaxPerformance
  Members:
  HAWK - Primary database

Fast-Start Failover: DISABLED

Configuration Status:
DISABLED

DGMGRL> show database hawk
Object "hawk" was not found

DGMGRL> show database HAWK
Object "hawk" was not found

DGMGRL> show database 'HAWK';

Database - HAWK

  Role:               PRIMARY
  Intended State:     OFFLINE
  Instance(s):
    hawk1
    hawk2

Database Status:
DISABLED

DGMGRL>

REFERENCE:

CREATE CONFIGURATION

CREATE CONFIGURATION configuration_name AS PRIMARY DATABASE IS database-name CONNECT IDENTIFIER IS connect-identifier;

database-name
The name that will be used by the broker to refer to the primary database. 
It must match (case-insensitive) the value of the primary database DB_UNIQUE_NAME initialization parameter.
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