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Upgrade using RMAN Duplicate with Noopen clause and Backup Location (Doc ID 2022820.1)

Last updated on JULY 16, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Method for Duplicating a database using RMAN Backup created by a lower release (i.e 10gR2, 11gR1, 11gR2, 12c, etc)


In 12c (and higher), the RMAN duplicate command has the new "NOOPEN" option which clones the database but does not open the auxiliary.  This feature can be used to duplicate a database to higher version.


Note: This note provides the example for upgrading the database using  "RMAN DUPLICATE using BACKUP LOCATION with NOOPEN clause" and applicable ONLY for said method
Note:  This note covers the RMAN duplicate with noopen clause procedure. If you choose to upgrade the database after the RMAN procedure completes, please insure the Pre Upgrade Checks are completed PRIOR to starting the upgrade.



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