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Real Application Testing: Database Replay FAQ (Doc ID 2204090.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 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 Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

The purpose of this FAQ is to provide answers to commonly asked questions regarding database replay and throughput tesing. Many of the answers are based upon real world customer experience.

The first step in using Database Replay is to make sure the required replay side patches are applied. Replaying a workload involves executing all the user calls in a test environment that were recorded during the workload capture.

The Mandatory and Required Patches are document here.

 

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 How can I troubleshoot a slow replay?
 Can I replay only a portion of the workload?
 Are there any Limitations when replaying in a RAC Cluster?
 Is the Process Capture Task a required step before every Replay?
 Is ACFS file system supported for database replay?
 Where are the replay result files written to?
 Does database replay use any user passwords?
 Is a shared file system required to perform database replay on a RAC system?
 What replay side patches are required to use the tool? (These patches are mandatory)
References

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