ODBMotion is the newest feature included in Monitoring Module. It enables moving entire Databases from one server to another. Both the administrative effort as well as the system downtime are reduced to a minimum. ODBMotion will take care of all tasks, like copying the database components and then properly registering and activating the database on the target system, without further human interaction.
Both container databases (multi-tenant / CDB) as well as legacy non-container databases are supported. ODBMotion will check both the source and target system and verify that either moving or cloning the database will be possible. To enable this all the information currently gathered by the monitoring module is utilized. Any information which is necessary ad hoc will be deduced just-in-time.
A noteworthy highlight is the support of Oracle Database Appliances (ODA). Migrating in between ODA appliances or from a non-ODA system to an ODA appliance turns into a walk in the park. ODBMotion executes all ODA specific commands, resulting in the registration of the database in the Appliance Manager, thus making the database manageable from the web interface of the ODA appliance. All settings relevant to storage like ASM or ACFS as well as ODA specific initialization parameters are accounted for as well.
By using Monitoring Module it is possible to identify high utilization of system resources on one system, or determining an imbalance in load over multiple systems. These circumstances can be resolved with ODBMotion, by relocating databases to less strained systems. The synergy is: optimal utilization of resources with prevention of unnecessary overload. The result is: better performance with lower response times.
Database Software Patches/Upgrades
The risk of patching/upgrading the database software or clusterware can be minimized with the methods of ODBMotion. Creating a new environment with the new software versions can be done without time pressure, by utilizing the CLONE process, and running any necessary test on the new testsystem. Afterwards the MOVE process can complete the migration while reducing a potential downtime to a minimum. In conclusion a datapatch then can update the source system to the new version. Note: doing a major release upgrade, i. e. from 12.x to 19.x, is not possible through ODBMotion.
Providing a Test-/Dev-System
Providing a Test- or Development-system without interrupting production or having to write complex scripts has never been simpler. The CLONE process runs in the background and requires no administration.