In this article, we will show you how to fail over and reinstate Oracle Database in the Oracle Cloud.
Note: To use the procedure presented in this article, you need two Oracle Cloud database instances. Also, the procedure presented was performed on Oracle Database 11g; however, the procedure should work on later releases such as Oracle Database 12c Release 1 and Release 2.
Create the Primary Database Instance
- Log in to your Oracle Cloud services account. Then go to the Oracle Database Cloud Service page and create a new service:
– For Service Name enter Primary.
– From the Service Level list, select Oracle Database Cloud Service.
– From the Metering Frequency list, select whatever frequency is appropriate for your environment.
– From the Software Release list, select Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
– From the Software Edition list, select Enterprise Edition.
– From the Database Type list, select Single Instance.
Figure 1. Creating a new service
2. In the Service Details screen, do the following:
– For DB Name (SID), enter ORCL.
– Set an administrative password of your choice and confirm the password (this will be your sys password).
– For Usable Database Storage (GB), enter 25.
– From the Compute Shape list, select OC3 -1 OCPU, 7.5GB RAM (this is the bare minimum required).
– For SSH Public Key, enter rsa-key-20170111.pub.
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