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How to configure Client Failover after Data Guard Switchover or Failover (Doc ID 316740.1)

Last updated on MARCH 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
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 Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 02-OCT-2012***
***Checked for relevance on 5-Aug-2014***
*** Checked for relevance '25-Nov-2015' ***


This Document provides a Method to let Clients connect to the new Primary Database after Data Guard Switchover or Failover.  These instructions apply mainly to pre-10gR2 enviroments.

For 10gR2 and 11gR1, users should refer to the following white paper:

Client Failover in Data Guard Configurations for Highly Available Oracle Databases

For 11gR2, this white paper:

Client Failover Best Practices for Data Guard 11g Release 2


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