How to create a RAC Database Service With Physical Standby Role Option?

(Doc ID 1129143.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Starting as a new feature in 11gR2 and higher - in the service add command syntax using the srvctl command, there is a new option that can be used with the srvctl add service command which is [-l <primary, physical-standby, logical_standby>], this option allows the service to be able to start up only when the service role matches the database role that is saved in the OCR.

We can now add a service to a database in the OCR using the following command:

srvctl add service -d <db_unique_name> -s <service_name> [-l <primary, physical_standby, logical_standby>]


Some options may not be valid for setup, please consult main document for  syntax reference. Note that the -l option is not mandatory

What is generally required is the addition of two services: one to be used when the database is in PRIMARY role for transactions and the other is to be used when the database is in PHYSICAL_STANDBY role for reporting purpose.


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