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Database Testing: Best Practices (Doc ID 1535885.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 and later
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 Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

 Provides a list of Best Practices for Database Testing (formerly Real Application Testing (RAT))

Scope

 

Details

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Apply Latest RAT Patches
 Avoid workload interference
 Filter out background monitoring activity
 Understand application workload profile details and limitations
 Perform SPA testing prior to Database Replay
 Setup restore points to ensure a consistent replay start point
 Run a test replay for a short duration of workload capture
 Perform Workload Replay Analysis before performance analysis
 Use custom validation scripts to assess replay quality
 Review Replay Diagnostic, Divergences and Troubleshooting Guides
 Explore AWR and ASH data for comparison
 Inflight transactions
 Database Replay Synchronization
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