Starting with 12c Release 1, Oracle introduced a completely new architecture concept for its database - the Container Database.
With this new architecture, new challenges came up but with the same breath a wide branch of new opportunities.
The presentation will address the capabilities to create fast and easy new (test) databases or clones for a running production database. Five different ways will be discussed.
- Using Local and Remote Cloning
- Using an Unplugged PDB (predefined master)
- Using Refreshable PDBs as a master for new (test) databases
- Snapshot Carousel
Another point of the agenda is the usage of the Snapshot features of ACFS and Direct NFS to speed up the creation process.