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12.2 RMAN Cross Platform Tablespace Transport Over Network (Doc ID 2307383.1)

Last updated on JUNE 23, 2022

Applies to:

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


NOTE: In the images and/or the document content below, the user information and environment data used represents fictitious data from the Oracle sample schema(s),Public Documentation delivered with an
Oracle database product or other training material. Any similarity to actual environments, actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.

For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:

Tablespace Name = EXAMPLE


12.1 introduced cross platform data transport using backup-sets. We could perform database/tablespace backups using FOR TRANSPORT / TO PLATFORM clause and restore the same to a different OS Platform. This typically involved 3 steps: create backup on source, copy backup-piece to destination and perform restoration on destination.

Starting from 12.2, we can perform cross platform transport of datafiles directly over the network using the FROM SERVICE clause along with the RESTORE FOREIGN DATAFILE command. This command internally performs a cross platform backup of the requested datafiles on source, the backup-piece chunks are transferred to destination over network and restoration is performed on destination.


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