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

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Time for action – recreating the standby control file

This action shows how to renew the standby control file in a Data Guard environment with OMF.

  1. In the primary database, create a backup of the standby control file with the following RMAN statements:
    $rman target /
    Recovery Manager: Release 11.2.0.1.0 - Production on Wed Dec 19 22:18:05 2012
    Copyright (c) 1982, 2009, Oracle and/or its affiliates.  All rights reserved.
    connected to target database: ORCL (DBID=1319333016)
    
    RMAN> BACKUP CURRENT CONTROLFILE FOR STANDBY FORMAT 'standbyctl.bkp';
    Starting backup at 19-DEC-12
    using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
    allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
    channel ORA_DISK_1: SID=149 device type=DISK
    channel ORA_DISK_1: starting full datafile ...

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