Alternative for standby database in standard edition

(Doc ID 333749.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 8.1.5.0 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 8.1.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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Goal

Alternative for standby database in standard edition 
Data Guard is a high availability feature available only with Enterprise edition. 
 This article discusses how to create a duplicate(clone) database of production DB in standard edition which supports the following features of (physical)standby in Enterprise Edition. 
  ++   Keep the clone database in synchronized state with primary by applying change records(archivelogs) from primary. 
  ++   Open the database in read only mode for reporting purpose after first stopping the apply process. 

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