Last updated on SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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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