Active Data Guard Hands-On Lab

Active Data Guard Hands-On Lab Instructions and Documentation

This lab uses a number of exercises that run on a live Oracle Database to introduce the user to advanced Active Data Guard functions. The lab exercises include:

  • Enabling Active Data Guard
  • Reading real-time data from an Active Data Guard Standby Database
  • Automatically managing potential apply lag using Active Data Guard query SLAs
  • Writing data when using an Active Data Guard standby.
  • Using schema redirection with Active Data Guard
  • Using Active Data Guard automatic block repair to detect and repair corrupt blocks on either the primary or standby, transparent to applications and users
The Hands-On Lab exists as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the Amazon Cloud. In order to access the lab you must first create an Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) account for yourself (there is a nominal cost for doing so). The Active Data Guard Hands-On-Lab AMI is available in the Amazon Cloud US East, US West, EU West and Asia Pacific Singapore regions at this time under the name “Active_Data_Guard_HOL_2011” as noted in the documentation. Complete instructions are included in the documentation link above.

The Hands-On Lab is provided as-is. We believe the documentation is sufficient for DBA's to be successful following this lab. We ask that you read the documentation carefully in order to avoid problems. However, if you have difficulties accessing the Hands-On Lab, or if you believe there is an error in the documentation that makes it impossible to complete the lab successfully, please send email to and Larry will do his best to assist you.





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