Re: Best practice for Dataguard in 10g?

I've been using FSFO for about 8 months now in Production on some heavy redo producing systesm

I've used it for (hit a few bugs), with a few patches was stable, and I've been running it on a few systems.

I agree that deciding when to failover is good to control, but having a system failover to another in under 40 seconds (that's my worst case, best case was 10 secs) on a hevily used prod system, without any manual intervention was incredible. Even if you did the steps manually, you can't beat it. I was able to get a db failoved over to another datacenter in a power loss event in 35 seconds using FSFO..

so I'd recommend it from upwards

I still have to dig into the FSFO specific 11g enhancements, but I do know you can control failover programatically now.



Nuno Souto wrote:
Ahbaid Gaffoor wrote,on my timestamp of 3/09/2009 1:22 AM:
Are you planning on using Fast Start Failover?

If you are then I'd recommend not doing this unless you were on with all patches applied for FSFO

No way I'm using FSF.  Last thing I need is the
database deciding it should fail over!
I'll decide that, thank you very much.

Some of the bugs do not show up unless your redo generation rate is high, high being around 2M of redo per second, or 200G in 24 hrs

Yeah, I know.  We do 500GB/day, in spurts.  That's
why I am concerned.

If you can go to 11g then you can also investigate dataguard compression, and some of the more configurable failover options

No can do.  DW software we use is not certified
for 11g, yet.  Maybe next year.

I have not seen any issues specifically due to using LGWR vs. ARC for shipping, using LGWR puts you in better shape (IMO) for setting up FSFO should you need it.

Thanks.  I'm leaning towards using LGWR
at the moment as I'm on and patched up.
All feedback seems to indicate it's OK at that
release level.


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