There is a very good reason to use your normal backup for cloning - you would test you backup at the same time. If you need to duplicate it into several environments than you can save some time using certain clone or checkpoint techniques (as I mentioned in my presentation). On 6/18/07, Peter Barnett <regdba@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks for the thoughts. We are likely going to be refreshing and rebuilding at least three multi-terabyte databases every month for development. Same for systems and integration testing. Speed is definitely an issue. We would also like to reduce the number of DBA resources required to do this. That is what originally drove the Symclone question. Can we do this with little, or no, DBA time? There seems to be agreement that it is slow. Guess we need a 'Plan B'.
-- Best regards, Alex Gorbachev, Oracle DBA Brewer, The Pythian Group http://www.pythian.com/blogs/author/alex http://blog.oracloid.com