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

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Time for action – changing the protection mode with SQL*Plus

Now we'll convert Data Guard's configuration from Maximum Performance to Maximum Protection and then to the Maximum Availability mode using SQL*Plus commands. At the end, we'll convert it back to the Maximum Performance mode.

  1. We have a physical standby configuration, which is in the Maximum Performance mode (by default) with ASYNC redo transport, without standby redo logs, and does not use Real-Time Apply. We'll try to convert it to the Maximum Protection mode. Let's execute the conversion command in the primary database without any change in the configuration as follows:
    SQL> SELECT PROTECTION_MODE FROM V$DATABASE; PROTECTION_MODE -------------------- MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE SQL> ALTER DATABASE ...

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