Reinstating a Physical Standby Using Backups Instead of Flashback
(Doc ID 416310.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.2 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
After a Data Guard failover to a physical standby database, using flashback database is still the MAA recommendation to reinstate the original primary database since it is the simplest and fastest approach. However, if for some reason the flashback data is not available or flashback database was not enabled before the failure, you can use the steps provided in this document to reinstate the original primary database using existing backups instead of flashback database.
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