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Clonetab Module for cloning Oracle Exadata Databases

Automation of refresh & related tasks, securely

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is a combined compute and storage system designed for running Oracle Database software. Clonetab cloning module for Oracle Exadata is a database virtualization solution and can clone source Oracle database instances to target database instances with full automation. Normal shell scripts created for performing refreshes may leave sensitive passwords in flat files. Also they may not have audit trail to track who is doing refreshes and for what purpose. This may reduce the Enterprise Compliance efforts under several enactments such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, FDA, Payment Card Industry -Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), State Privacy Regulations and so on. The maintenance of these scripts internally would put additional demands on DBA's schedule. Using Clonetab for refreshes eliminates these issues.

Automate and customize your refreshes: The features like pre, post, random scripts, target instance retention options like db links and so on and allow user to automate most of the refresh sub-tasks. The custom scripts option facilitates adding subtasks to meet enterprise custom cloning needs.

Implementation Modes: Clonetab appliance for cloning/refresh of Oracle database is available in four forms (1) as a virtual software appliance wherein the Clonetab provided ovf template can be imported in to VMWare or similar virtualization environments, as a Linux virtual machine, which usually takes less than 20 minutes for bringing up the Clonetab server (2) Installer version for installation on to either Oracle Exalogic servers or Linux servers (OEL or RHEL) meeting pre-reqs (3) Linux Hardware Appliance - pre installed and configured on a physical Linux server or (4) Solaris Hardware Appliance - pre installed and configured on physical Solaris server, usually Fujitsu M-10 server sold by Oracle.

Oracle Database versions supported: Oracle 10g, 11g or 12c, per the Oracle's certification matrix.

What sources can Clonetab cloning module for Exadata use for cloning targets: The cloning module For Oracle Exadata primarily uses CTGold with snapshots compatible on Oracle ASM file system. Optionally it can clone from (1) live production or similar source instance using from active database option (2) RMAN backup on a tape or disk (3) Oracle Dataguard. Our customers may obtain additional cloning options when they purchase addon licenses for CTClone, Custom Scripts, Solutions for ZFS appliances, plugin for Delphix, plugin for NetApp storage, custom cloning solutions invoking native storage based snapshots for their existing storage.

Support for RAC: Our cloning solutions for Oracle Exadata come with default RAC option. With appropriate licensing, customers have the option to use other Clonetab modules and clone from Exadata sources to non-Exadata targets in RAC or non-RAC modes.

Support for ASM: Clonetab supports ASM file systems.

Virtual to Physical conversion option when using snapshots: Enterprises would have an option to convert their virtual environments in to Physical environments by running the V2P program with very little down time.

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