How to Offload Primary Database Controlfile backup in Dataguard Environment

(Doc ID 1160223.1)

Last updated on APRIL 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


From 11G onwards controlfile backups are interchangible. This is applicable for Physical standby only.

For example the controlfile backup taken on standby(the control file type is STANDBY) can be restored directly on primary and the controlfile type automatically converted as CURRENT.

The below note will explain how to restore backup of standby controlfile on primary and what are the steps need to be taken care in order to make the standby in SYNC.


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