Dataguard Exadata -> Database Appliance

  • From: "Stephens, Chris" <Chris.Stephens@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "'oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:09:14 -0500

I was just asked by management whether it would be possible to run Dataguard 
from Exadata (Primary) to a Database Appliance (Standby).  I can't think of a 
reason why that wouldn't be possible.

I'm not sure that's the question they are actually asking though which is:  
Would it be justifiable for us to save some money and run our standby on 
cheaper hardware (and consequently software licensing)?

I don't think processing power differences will be a problem for quite some 
time.  The biggest drawback I can think of is that all of a sudden you have to 
keep OS/GI (running RAC)/RDBMS versions and patching at the same level.

What else am I not thinking of? bad of an idea is it?

I would have even really considered it as a possibility but then I don't pay 
the bills or have to justify them either.

Thanks for any help with this.


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