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Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner's Guide by Nassyam Basha, Emre Baransel

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Time for action – starting the physical standby instance and making it ready for the RMAN duplicate

Execute the following steps to start a database instance on the standby server and make it ready for the RMAN duplicate operation.

  1. Create a service in Windows.

    If you are creating a Data Guard configuration in Windows, you must create a service using the oradim utility as follows:

    oradim -NEW -SID <sid> -STARTMODE manual -PFILE C:\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\admin\<sid>\pfile\init.ora
    

    You can skip this step if the environment is not Windows.

  2. Set the standby database initialization parameters:

    Copy the PFILE from the primary system to the standby system under the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory with the proper name (initINDIA.ora in our example). Make changes ...

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