Copy database file directly across network using RMAN in 11g including Primary and Standby

(Doc ID 1909235.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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By copying files directly across network, we can not just eliminate several steps, but also, reduce time by several factors due to reduced I/O calls:

Legacy Method

Above method requires 3 I/O calls.

Copying files directly across network reduces to Single I/O & Network call to achieve same goal.


In 12c, this is a new native feature and much easier and efficient. Refer 12c Documentation : 


For versions prior to 11g (e..g 10gR2), refer below Article:

Recovering the primary database's datafile using the physical standby, and vice versa (Doc ID 453153.1)



Above restrictions are lifted in 12c.

Use Cases



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