Dbvisit Replicate 6.0.16 has been released. Although this is a minor release in terms of the version, there is actually a lot of changes under the bonnet.
In this version there is a lot more integration with RMAN when creating the standby database and with graceful switchover. By using more RMAN features when creating the standby database, it allows Dbvisit Standby to be a lot more flexible and smarter in creating the standby database. Even though we recommend keeping the standby database the same structure and format as the primary database, it is possible with Dbvisit Standby to create a completely different standby database structure when compared to the primary database. With the previous version of Dbvisit Standby each datafile had to be renamed individually, with Dbvisit Standby 6.0.16 only the different locations have to be specified so the setup has been made a lot easier.
The complete changes in Dbvisit Standby 6.0.16 are:
- New Create Standby Database (CSD) functionality which improves the overall ability to create different standby databases configurations.
CSD now makes use of the following parameters:
- Improved graceful switchover functionality. Existing controlfile is re-used for primary database and is no longer rebuild. Graceful switchover allows for more differences between primary and standby database.
- Provide silent install for dbvisit_install. This installs product with all default values accepted. Type “dbvisit_install -?” for details.
- Non existent directories on the standby server are automatically created as much as possible by Dbvisit Standby during creation of the standby database.
- Issue with adding own ORACLE_SID and ORACLE_HOME in web interface – fixed.
- Dbvisit temp p2x-* directories not cleaned up for HP-UX and AIX – fixed.
- Improve locking mechanism in rare cases when archive log file just arrives at the standby server and is 0 size and is picked up by Dbvisit Standby on the standby server.
- Improved tracing of Dbvserver.
- Obtain ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID from registry for Windows 2008R2.
Tim Hall has done a review of Dbvisit Standby 6.0.16 which can be found here: Oracle-base Blog
Dbvisit Standby can be downloaded from here