• A snapshot standby db is a fully updateable standby database created by converting a physical standby
  • Snapshot standby databases receive and archive, but not apply, redo data from the primary.
  • When a physical standby is converted an implicit guarantee resore point is created and flashback database is enabled.

CONVERTING
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DGMGRL> CONVERT DATABASE pc00sby1 TO SNAPSHOT DATABASE;

WARNING
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  • Potential data loss when there is a corrupted log file. A corrupted log file from the primary will not be detected until the db is¬†converted back to a standby.
  • It may take a long time to convert the snapshot db back to a standby.

CAN NOT BE
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The only standby db in maximum protection mode
The target of a switchover
A fast-start failover target

VIEWING INFORMATION
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SQL> SELECT DATABASE_ROLE FROM V$DATABASE

DGMGRL> SHOW CONFIGURATION [VERBOSE];
DGMGRL> SHOW DATABASE pc00sby1;

CONVERTING BACK
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DGMGRL> CONVERT DATABASE pc00sby1 TO PHYSICAL STANDBY;