Creating a Physical Standby Database in an 11.2, 12.1, 12.2 or later environment

(Doc ID 2275154.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2017

Applies to:

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


Purpose of this Document

This document serves as the master note for Creating a Standby Database and the recommended options in an Oracle Database version 11.2, 12c or beyond environment integrating the Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) Oracle Data Guard configuration best practices.

It is recommended that you also consult the Data Guard Concepts and Administration guide as well as the HA Best Practice guide for more information and full MAA Best Practices.

Supported Versions

This document applies to Oracle Server versions 11.2.0.x, 12.1.0.x and or higher.

Maximum Availability Architecture

The Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) defines Oracle’s most comprehensive architecture for reducing downtime for scheduled outages as well as preventing, detecting and recovering from unscheduled outages. Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Oracle Data Guard are integral components of the Database MAA reference architectures and solutions.

More detailed information, such as a discussion of the purpose of MAA and the benefits it provides, can be found on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at



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