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Active - Active (2-way replication)

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Active - Active or 2-way replication is very similar to 1-way replication. This is used when changes can be made to both databases and they both must be kept in sync. 

It can be viewed as 2 x 1-way replication, with an outer (1-way) loop and an inner (1-way) loop as seen in the following diagram:

The differences between 1-way replication and 2-way replication are:

  1. There is a MINE and APPLY processes running on each server. With 1-way replication there is only an APPLY OR a MINE process running on each server. 
  2. Changes that are mined on the source server and then applied on the target server are not mined again on the target server. This prevents the feedback loop.
  3. The MINE and APPLY processes are paired together. So in a typical 2-way replication there are the following 2-pairs: 
    • MINE > APPLY
    • APPLY1 > MINE1

Example : Configuring 2-way replication

2-way replication can be configured through the setup wizard.

To configure 2-way replication, two replication pairs have to be setup. The default in the setup wizard is to configure only 1 pair.

This example show an Oracle-to-Oracle two-way replication using the following information.


Click here for prerequisite checklist.

 

 

Server/Database Name
Source database reptest1
Source server dbvldemo101
Target database reptest2
Target server dbvldemo102
TNS alias for source database:    reptest1
TNS alias for target database reptest2

 

Throughout the wizard, defaults are shown in [brackets]. Just press enter to accept them. The replication name in this example is "reptest1". 


Step 2 - Replication pairs

At step 2 in the setup wizard, the replication pairs are configured. 

Step 2 - Replication pairs
========================================
The second step is to set source and targets for each replication pair.
Let's configure the replication pair, selecting source and target.
Following databases are described:
1: reptest1 (Oracle)  
2: reptest2 (Oracle)  
Select source database: [1]                                                                                                                                                   
Select target database: [2]                                                                                                                                                   
Will be DDL replication enabled? [yes]  no                                                                                                                                     
Use fetcher to offload the mining to a different server? (yes/no) [no]                                                                                                        
Would you like to encrypt the data across the network (yes or no) [no]                                                                                                        
Would you like to compress the data across the network (yes or no) [no]                                                                                                       
How long do you want to set the network timeouts. Recommended range between 60-300 seconds [60]                                                                               
Lock and copy the data initially one-by-one or at a single SCN?
one-by-one : Lock tables one by one and capture SCN
single-scn : One SCN for all tables
ddl-only   : Only DDL script for target objects
resetlogs  : Use SCN from last resetlogs operation (standby activation, rman incomplete recovery)                                                                             (one-by-one/single-scn/ddl-only/resetlogs) [single-scn]                                           

What data instantiation script to create?
dp_networklink : Data Pump with network link. No export datafile is created (APPLY.sh)
dp_exp         : Data Pump with export datafile. Creates an export datafile (APPLY.sh)
exp            : Pre-datapump exp/imp with export datafile (APPLY.sh)
ddl_file       : DDL file created (APPLY.sql)
ddl_run        : DDL is automatically executed on target
load           : All replicated data is created and loaded automatically 
none                                                                                                                                                                          (dp_networklink/dp_exp/exp/ddl_file/ddl_run/load/none) [dp_networklink] 

Following replication pairs are now configured:
1: reptest1 (Oracle) ==> reptest2 (Oracle), DDL: no, fetcher: no, process suffix: (no suffix), compression: no, encryption: no, network timeout: 60, prepare type: single-scn, data load: dp_networklink
Enter number of replication pair to modify it, or "add", or "done": [done]  

 

Add another replication pair, by typing "add" instead of "done". Choose the reverse source and target database:

Enter number of replication pair to modify it, or "add", or "done": [done] add 
Let's configure the replication pair, selecting source and target.
Following databases are described:
1: reptest1 (Oracle)  
2: reptest2 (Oracle)  
Select source database: [1] 2                                                                                                                                                 
Select target database: [2] 1                                                                                                                                                
Will be DDL replication enabled? [yes] no                                                                                                                                      
Use fetcher to offload the mining to a different server? (yes/no) [no]                                                                                                        
Would you like to encrypt the data across the network (yes or no) [no]                                                                                                        
Would you like to compress the data across the network (yes or no) [no]                                                                                                       
How long do you want to set the network timeouts. Recommended range between 60-300 seconds [60]                                                                               
Lock and copy the data initially one-by-one or at a single SCN?
one-by-one : Lock tables one by one and capture SCN
single-scn : One SCN for all tables
ddl-only   : Only DDL script for target objects
resetlogs  : Use SCN from last resetlogs operation (standby activation, rman incomplete recovery)                                                                             (one-by-one/single-scn/ddl-only/resetlogs) [single-scn]                                           

What data instantiation script to create?
dp_networklink : Data Pump with network link. No export datafile is created (APPLY.sh)
dp_exp         : Data Pump with export datafile. Creates an export datafile (APPLY.sh)
exp            : Pre-datapump exp/imp with export datafile (APPLY.sh)
ddl_file       : DDL file created (APPLY.sql)
ddl_run        : DDL is automatically executed on target
load           : All replicated data is created and loaded automatically 
none                                                                                                                                                                          (dp_networklink/dp_exp/exp/ddl_file/ddl_run/load/none) [dp_networklink] 

Following replication pairs are now configured:
1: reptest1 (Oracle) ==> reptest2 (Oracle), DDL: no, fetcher: no, process suffix: (no suffix), compression: no, encryption: no, network timeout: 60, prepare type: single-scn, data load: dp_networklink
2: reptest2 (Oracle) ==> reptest1 (Oracle), DDL: no, fetcher: no, process suffix: (no suffix), compression: no, encryption: no, network timeout: 60, prepare type: single-scn, data load: dp_networklink
Enter number of replication pair to modify it, or "add", or "done": [done] 

Two replication pairs are now configured. 


Step 3 - Replicated tables

For each replication pair, the objects to be replicated have to specified. This can be the same or different for each replication pair. 

Step 3 - Replicated tables
========================================
The third step is to choose the schemas and tables to be replicated. 
If the databases are reachable,the tables are checked for
existence, datatype support, etc., schemas are queried for tables. 
Note that all messages are merely hints/warnings and may be
ignored if issues are rectified before the scripts are actually executed.

Following tables are defined for replication pairs:
1:reptest1 (Oracle) ==> reptest2 (Oracle), DDL: yes, suffix: (no suffix), prepare: single-scn
No tables defined.
2:reptest2 (Oracle) ==> reptest1 (Oracle), DDL: yes, suffix: 1, prepare: single-scn
No tables defined.
Enter number of replication pair to modify it, or "done": [1]
 
Please enter list of all individual tables to be replicated. Enter schema name(s) only to replicate all tables in that schema. Use comma or space to delimit the entries.
Enter the tables and schemas: [] AVI                                                                                                                                      
Selected schemas: AVI
Add more tables or schemas? (YES/NO) [NO]                                                                                                                                     

To replicate changes of PL/SQL objects in schema(s), please enter the schemas to be replicated. Note that specifying any entry will cause additional privileges to be granted
to dbvrep. Enter through a comma or space-delimited list.
Enter the list of schemas (PL/SQL): []                                                                                                                                        

You can also specify some advanced options:
1. Rename schemas or tables.
2. Specify filtering conditions.
3. (Tables only) Configure Change Data Capture; this does not maintain a copy of the source table, but logs all operations as separate entries. This is useful for ETL or as
an audit trail. This usually requires adding of new columns (timestamps, old/new values etc.) to the target table.
Specify rename name or filter condition for any of the specified schemas (YES/NO): [no]                                                                                       

Following tables are defined for replication pairs:
1: reptest1 (Oracle) ==> reptest2 (Oracle), DDL: no, suffix: (no suffix), prepare: single-scn
  AVI(tables)
2: reptest2 (Oracle) ==> reptest1 (Oracle), DDL: no, suffix: (no suffix), prepare: single-scn
 No tables defined.
Enter number of replication pair to modify it, or "done": [2]
Please enter list of all individual tables to be replicated. Enter schema name(s) only to replicate all tables in that schema. Use comma or space to delimit the entries.
Enter the tables and schemas: [] AVI                                                                                                                                      
Selected schemas: AVI
Add more tables or schemas? (YES/NO) [NO]                                                                                                                                     

To replicate changes of PL/SQL objects in schema(s), please enter the schemas to be replicated. Note that specifying any entry will cause additional privileges to be granted
to dbvrep. Enter through a comma or space-delimited list.
Enter the list of schemas (PL/SQL): []                                                                                                                                        

You can also specify some advanced options:
1. Rename schemas or tables.
2. Specify filtering conditions.
3. (Tables only) Configure Change Data Capture; this does not maintain a copy of the source table, but logs all operations as separate entries. This is useful for ETL or as
an audit trail. This usually requires adding of new columns (timestamps, old/new values etc.) to the target table.
Specify rename name or filter condition for any of the specified schemas (YES/NO): [no]     
Following tables are defined for replication pairs:
1: reptest1 (Oracle) ==> reptest2 (Oracle), DDL: no, suffix: (no suffix), prepare: single-scn
  AVI(tables)
2: reptest2 (Oracle) ==> reptest1 (Oracle), DDL: no, suffix: (no suffix), prepare: single-scn
AVI(tables)
Enter number of replication pair to modify it, or "done": [done] 

 

Step 4 - Process configuration

For each replication pair, the source and target servers and processes have to be configured. For simplicity, email and smtp notification has been turned off.

All the defaults can be chosen. 

Step 4 - Process configuration
========================================
The fourth step is to configure the replication processes for each replication. Although most options have reasonable defaults,
manual input is required.
Following processes are defined:
1: MINE on reptest1
 Not configured.
2: APPLY on reptest2
 Not configured.
3: MINE1 on reptest2
 Not configured.
4: APPLY1 on reptest1
 Not configured.
Enter number of process to modify it, or "done": [1] 
Fully qualified name of the server for the process (usually co-located with the database, unless mine is offloaded using fetcher): [dbvldemo101] 
Server type (Windows/Linux/Unix): [Linux] 
Enable email notifications about problems (yes/no)? [NO] n 
Enable SNMP traps/notifications about problems (yes/no)? [NO] 
Directory with DDC file and default where to create log files etc. (recommended: same as global setting, if possible)? [/home/oracle/reptest1]
Following settings were pre-filled with defaults or your reloaded settings:
----------------------------------------
[MINE_REMOTE_INTERFACE]: Network remote interface: dbvldemo101:7901 
[MINE_DATABASE]: Database TNS: reptest1 
[TNS_ADMIN]: tnsnames.ora path: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/network/admin 
[MINE_USER]: Dbvisit Replicate database username: dbvrep 
[MINE_PASSWORD]: Dbvisit Replicate database password: ********* 
[MINE_PLOG]: Filemask for generated plogs: /home/oracle/reptest1/mine/%S.%E (%S is sequence, %T thread, %F original filename
(stripped extension), %P process type, %N process name, %E default extension)
[LOG_FILE]: General log file: /home/oracle/reptest1/log/dbvrep_%N_%D.%E 
[LOG_FILE_TRACE]: Error traces: /home/oracle/reptest1/log/trace/dbvrep_%N_%D_%I_%U.%E
Checking that these settings are valid...
Do you want change any of the settings? [no]
Following processes are defined:
1: MINE on reptest1
 Host: dbvldemo101, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
2: APPLY on reptest2
 Not configured.
3: MINE1 on reptest2
 Not configured.
4: APPLY1 on reptest1
 Not configured.
Enter number of process to modify it, or "done": [2] 
Fully qualified name of the server for the process (usually co-located with the database, unless mine is offloaded using fetcher): [dbvldemo102] 
Server type (Windows/Linux/Unix): [Linux] 
Enable email notifications about problems (yes/no)? [NO] n 
Enable SNMP traps/notifications about problems (yes/no)? [NO] 
Directory with DDC file and default where to create log files etc. (recommended: same as global setting, if possible)? [/home/oracle/reptest1]
Following settings were pre-filled with defaults or your reloaded settings:
----------------------------------------
[APPLY_REMOTE_INTERFACE]: Network remote interface: dbvldemo102:7902 
[APPLY_DATABASE]: Database TNS: reptest2 
[TNS_ADMIN]: tnsnames.ora path: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/network/admin 
[APPLY_USER]: Dbvisit Replicate database username: dbvrep 
[APPLY_PASSWORD]: Dbvisit Replicate database password: ********* 
[APPLY_STAGING_DIR]: Directory for received plogs: /home/oracle/reptest1/apply 
[LOG_FILE]: General log file: /home/oracle/reptest1/log/dbvrep_%N_%D.%E 
[LOG_FILE_TRACE]: Error traces: /home/oracle/reptest1/log/trace/dbvrep_%N_%D_%I_%U.%E
Checking that these settings are valid...
Do you want change any of the settings? [no]
Following processes are defined:
1: MINE on reptest1
 Host: dbvldemo101, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
2: APPLY on reptest2
 Host: dbvldemo102, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
3: MINE1 on reptest2
 Not configured.
4: APPLY1 on reptest1
 Not configured.
Enter number of process to modify it, or "done": [3] 
Fully qualified name of the server for the process (usually co-located with the database, unless mine is offloaded using fetcher): [dbvldemo102] 
Server type (Windows/Linux/Unix): [Linux] 
Enable email notifications about problems (yes/no)? [NO] n 
Enable SNMP traps/notifications about problems (yes/no)? [NO] 
Directory with DDC file and default where to create log files etc. (recommended: same as global setting, if possible)? [/home/oracle/reptest1]
Following settings were pre-filled with defaults or your reloaded settings:
----------------------------------------
[MINE_REMOTE_INTERFACE]: Network remote interface: dbvldemo102:7903 
[MINE_DATABASE]: Database TNS: reptest2 
[TNS_ADMIN]: tnsnames.ora path: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/network/admin 
[MINE_USER]: Dbvisit Replicate database username: dbvrep 
[MINE_PASSWORD]: Dbvisit Replicate database password: ********* 
[MINE_PLOG]: Filemask for generated plogs: /home/oracle/reptest1/mine1/%S.%E (%S is sequence, %T thread, %F original filename
(stripped extension), %P process type, %N process name, %E default extension)
[LOG_FILE]: General log file: /home/oracle/reptest1/log/dbvrep_%N_%D.%E 
[LOG_FILE_TRACE]: Error traces: /home/oracle/reptest1/log/trace/dbvrep_%N_%D_%I_%U.%E
Checking that these settings are valid...
Do you want change any of the settings? [no]
Following processes are defined:
1: MINE on reptest1
 Host: dbvldemo101, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
2: APPLY on reptest2
 Host: dbvldemo102, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
3: MINE1 on reptest2
 Host: dbvldemo102, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
4: APPLY1 on reptest1
 Not configured.
Enter number of process to modify it, or "done": [4] 
Fully qualified name of the server for the process (usually co-located with the database, unless mine is offloaded using fetcher): [dbvldemo101] 
Server type (Windows/Linux/Unix): [Linux] 
Enable email notifications about problems (yes/no)? [NO] n 
Enable SNMP traps/notifications about problems (yes/no)? [NO] 
Directory with DDC file and default where to create log files etc. (recommended: same as global setting, if possible)? [/home/oracle/reptest1]
Following settings were pre-filled with defaults or your reloaded settings:
----------------------------------------
[APPLY_REMOTE_INTERFACE]: Network remote interface: dbvldemo101:7904 
[APPLY_DATABASE]: Database TNS: reptest1 
[TNS_ADMIN]: tnsnames.ora path: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/network/admin 
[APPLY_USER]: Dbvisit Replicate database username: dbvrep 
[APPLY_PASSWORD]: Dbvisit Replicate database password: ********* 
[APPLY_STAGING_DIR]: Directory for received plogs: /home/oracle/reptest1/apply1 
[LOG_FILE]: General log file: /home/oracle/reptest1/log/dbvrep_%N_%D.%E 
[LOG_FILE_TRACE]: Error traces: /home/oracle/reptest1/log/trace/dbvrep_%N_%D_%I_%U.%E
Checking that these settings are valid...
Do you want change any of the settings? [no]
Following processes are defined:
1: MINE on reptest1
 Host: dbvldemo101, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
2: APPLY on reptest2
 Host: dbvldemo102, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
3: MINE1 on reptest2
 Host: dbvldemo102, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
4: APPLY1 on reptest1
 Host: dbvldemo101, SMTP: NO, SNMP: NO
Enter number of process to modify it, or "done": [done]

 

As the last step, choose the database that will hold the DDC DB (Dbvisit Replicate schema).

Select database to hold the DDC settings:
1: reptest1
2: reptest2
Enter database number: [1]

 

The setup is now complete and all the scripts have been created.

Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-APPLY.ddc.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-APPLY1.ddc.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-MINE.ddc.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-MINE1.ddc.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-setup.dbvrep.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-dbsetup_reptest1.sql.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-dbsetup_reptest2.sql.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-grants_reptest1.sql.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-grants_reptest2.sql.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-onetime.ddc.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/start-console.sh.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-run-dbvldemo101.sh.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-run-dbvldemo102.sh.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/Nextsteps.txt.
Created file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-all.sh.
================================================================================================================================
Dbvisit Replicate wizard completed
Script /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-all.sh created. This runs all the above created scripts. Please exit out of dbvrep, review
and run script as current user to setup and start Dbvisit Replicate.
================================================================================================================================
Optionally, the script can be invoked now by this wizard.
Run this script now? (yes/no) [NO] 
dbvrep>exit

 

The *all script can now be run to start the replication.

oracle@dbvldemo101[/home/oracle/reptest1]: ./reptest1-all.sh 
Setting up Dbvisit Replicate configuration
Configure database reptest1...
This check fails if the DBID is not the expected one...

Ok, check passed.
Configure database reptest2...
This check fails if the DBID is not the expected one...

Ok, check passed.
Object grants for database reptest1...
Object grants for database reptest2...
Setting up the configuration
Initializing......done
WARN-1850: No DDC DB available, dictionary table does not exist.
DDC loaded from database (0 variables).
Dbvisit Replicate version 2.x.x.x
Copyright (C) Dbvisit Software Limited. All rights reserved.
DDC file /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-onetime.ddc loaded.
MINE: Cannot determine Dbvisit Replicate dictionary version. (no dictionary exists)
APPLY: Cannot determine Dbvisit Replicate dictionary version. (no dictionary exists)
dbvrep> set ON_WARNING SKIP
Variable ON_WARNING set to SKIP for process *.
dbvrep> set ON_ERROR EXIT
Variable ON_ERROR set to EXIT for process *.
dbvrep> ENGINE SWITCH_REDOLOG
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP MINE DROP DICTIONARY
0 dictionary objects dropped.
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP MINE CREATE DICTIONARY
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP MINE LOAD DICTIONARY
Supplemental logging on database set.
Loading dictionary table DBRSCOL$
Loading dictionary table DBRSIND$
Loading dictionary table DBRSOBJ$
Loading dictionary table DBRSTAB$
Loading dictionary table DBRSUSER$
Loading dictionary table DBRSV_$DATABASE
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP APPLY DROP DICTIONARY
0 dictionary objects dropped.
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP APPLY CREATE DICTIONARY
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP APPLY LOAD DICTIONARY
dbvrep> ENGINE PREPARE_DP SETUP CLEAR
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP PAIR MINE AND APPLY
ID of mine proces is F8908CFE-F408-11E2-ABE7-37F589F7C5BA. If not using DDC in database, set MINE_UNIQUE_ID to this value.
1 applier SCN set.
dbvrep> SET APPLY.INSTANTIATE_SCN NOW
Variable INSTANTIATE_SCN set to NOW for process APPLY.
dbvrep> ENGINE SUPPLEMENTAL LOGGING SCHEMA TEST1 ENABLE PRIMARY KEY
dbvrep> ENGINE SUPPLEMENTAL LOGGING TABLE AVI.EMP ENABLE PRIMARY KEY
dbvrep> ENGINE SWITCH_REDOLOG
dbvrep> ENGINE WAIT_SCN_FLIP
Waited 3 seconds until scn_to_timestamp changed.
dbvrep> #single-scn instantiation: lock all tables and schemas
dbvrep> ENGINE LOCK TABLES AVI.EMP
Locking all tables.
Lock done.
dbvrep> ENGINE LOCK SCHEMAS TEST1
Locking all schemas.
Lock done.
dbvrep> #single-scn instantiation: unlock all tables and schemas, but keep the SCN
dbvrep> ENGINE LOCK RELEASE LOCKS
dbvrep> 
dbvrep> #prepare the tables (we use OFFLINE as neither MINE not APPLY is running; with OFFLINE we won't wait on network timeout)
dbvrep> PREPARE OFFLINE SCHEMA TEST1
Table TEST1.DEPT instantiated at SCN 7849244
Table TEST1.EMP instantiated at SCN 7849244
dbvrep> PREPARE OFFLINE TABLE AVI.EMP
Table AVI.EMP instantiated at SCN 7849244
dbvrep> #single-scn instantiation: unlock all tables and schemas, forget the SCN (so it does not affect any further PREPARE
statements)
dbvrep> ENGINE LOCK CLEAR SCN
dbvrep> ENGINE SWITCH_REDOLOG
dbvrep> #prepare script for instantiation
dbvrep> ENGINE PREPARE_DP WRITE DP_NETWORKLINK DIRECTORY DATA_PUMP_DIR FILE /home/oracle/reptest1/APPLY.sh DBLINK reptest1 USERID
SYSTEM/odb10g@reptest2
Created Data Pump script /home/oracle/reptest1/APPLY.sh, using network import.
dbvrep> 
dbvrep> # Configuring non-default processes
dbvrep> choose process MINE1
Process type MINE set to: MINE1.
dbvrep> choose process APPLY1
Process type APPLY set to: APPLY1.
dbvrep> ENGINE SWITCH_REDOLOG
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP MINE LOAD DICTIONARY
Supplemental logging on database set.
Loading dictionary table DBRSCOL$
Loading dictionary table DBRSIND$
Loading dictionary table DBRSOBJ$
Loading dictionary table DBRSTAB$
Loading dictionary table DBRSUSER$
Loading dictionary table DBRSV_$DATABASE
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP APPLY LOAD DICTIONARY
dbvrep> ENGINE PREPARE_DP SETUP CLEAR
dbvrep> ENGINE SETUP PAIR MINE AND APPLY
ID of mine proces is 0695067C-F409-11E2-ABE7-37F589F7C5BA. If not using DDC in database, set MINE_UNIQUE_ID to this value.
1 applier SCN set.
dbvrep> SET APPLY1.INSTANTIATE_SCN NOW
Variable INSTANTIATE_SCN set to NOW for process APPLY1.
dbvrep> ENGINE SUPPLEMENTAL LOGGING SCHEMA TEST1 ENABLE PRIMARY KEY
dbvrep> ENGINE SUPPLEMENTAL LOGGING TABLE AVI.EMP ENABLE PRIMARY KEY
dbvrep> ENGINE SWITCH_REDOLOG
dbvrep> ENGINE WAIT_SCN_FLIP
Waited 2 seconds until scn_to_timestamp changed.
dbvrep> #single-scn instantiation: lock all tables and schemas
dbvrep> ENGINE LOCK TABLES AVI.EMP
Locking all tables.
Lock done.
dbvrep> ENGINE LOCK SCHEMAS TEST1
Locking all schemas.
Lock done.
dbvrep> #single-scn instantiation: unlock all tables and schemas, but keep the SCN
dbvrep> ENGINE LOCK RELEASE LOCKS
dbvrep> 
dbvrep> #prepare the tables (we use OFFLINE as neither MINE not APPLY is running; with OFFLINE we won't wait on network timeout)
dbvrep> PREPARE OFFLINE SCHEMA TEST1
Table TEST1.DEPT instantiated at SCN 7830009
Table TEST1.EMP instantiated at SCN 7830009
dbvrep> PREPARE OFFLINE TABLE AVI.EMP
Table AVI.EMP instantiated at SCN 7830009
dbvrep> #single-scn instantiation: unlock all tables and schemas, forget the SCN (so it does not affect any further PREPARE
statements)
dbvrep> ENGINE LOCK CLEAR SCN
dbvrep> ENGINE SWITCH_REDOLOG
dbvrep> #prepare script for instantiation
dbvrep> ENGINE PREPARE_DP WRITE DP_NETWORKLINK DIRECTORY DATA_PUMP_DIR FILE /home/oracle/reptest1/APPLY1.sh DBLINK reptest2
USERID SYSTEM/odb10g@reptest1
Created Data Pump script /home/oracle/reptest1/APPLY1.sh, using network import.
dbvrep> create ddcdb from ddcfile
DDC loaded into database (291 variables).
dbvrep> set ON_WARNING SKIP
Variable ON_WARNING set to SKIP for process *.
dbvrep> set ON_ERROR SKIP
Variable ON_ERROR set to SKIP for process *.
OK-0: Completed, but some operation(s) raised warnings and/or errors.
These steps are required after the reptest1-all.sh script runs:
1) Create the necessary directory(ies) on the servers:
dbvldemo102: /home/oracle/reptest1
2) Copy the DDC files to the server(s) where the processes will run:
dbvldemo102: /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-APPLY.ddc
dbvldemo101: /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-APPLY1.ddc
dbvldemo101: /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-MINE.ddc
dbvldemo102: /home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-MINE1.ddc
3) Review that path to dbvrep executable is correct in the run scripts:
/home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-run-dbvldemo101.sh
/home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-run-dbvldemo102.sh
4) Copy the run script to the server(s) where the processes will run:
/home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-run-dbvldemo101.sh
/home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-run-dbvldemo102.sh
5) Ensure firewall is open for listen interfaces 0.0.0.0:7902, 0.0.0.0:7904, 0.0.0.0:7901, 0.0.0.0:7903 used by the processes.
6) Make sure the data on apply are in sync as of time when setup was run.
Scripts for Data Pump/export/DDL were created as requested:
/home/oracle/reptest1/APPLY.sh
/home/oracle/reptest1/APPLY1.sh
Create referenced database links (if any) before running the scripts.
7) Start the replication processes on all servers:
/home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-run-dbvldemo101.sh
/home/oracle/reptest1/reptest1-run-dbvldemo102.sh
8) Start the console to monitor the progress:
/home/oracle/reptest1/start-console.sh
The above list is stored in /home/oracle/reptest1/Nextsteps.txt.

** The above steps are very important to follow one by one. This includes copying of files the wizard created to the target host.

Running scripts from Step #6 is necessary as well.

Start replication by running the scripts ( reptest1-run-dbvldemo101.sh and reptest1-run-dbvldemo102.sh) has commands to start both a MINE and APPLY on each server.


Dbvisit Replicate command console

The console will display both replication pairs simultaneously.

MINE IS running. Currently at plog 481 and SCN 7855698 (07/24/2013 14:39:46).
APPLY IS running. Currently at plog 481 and SCN 7855694 (07/24/2013 14:39:45).
MINE1 IS running. Currently at plog 319 and SCN 7836453 (07/24/2013 14:24:54).
APPLY1 IS running. Currently at plog 319 and SCN 7836451 (07/24/2013 14:24:54).
Progress of replication reptest1:MINE->APPLY: total/this execution
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AVI.EMP: 100% Mine:14/14 Unrecov:0/0 Applied:14/14 Conflicts:0/0 Last:24/07/2013 14:23:49/OKTEST1.EMP: 100% Mine:14/14 Unrecov:0/0 Applied:14/14 Conflicts:0/0 Last:24/07/2013 14:23:34/OKTEST1.DEPT: 100% Mine:4/4 Unrecov:0/0 Applied:4/4 Conflicts:0/0 Last:24/07/2013 14:23:39/OK
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3 tables listed.
Progress of replication reptest1:MINE1->APPLY1: total/this execution
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TEST1.EMP: 100% Mine:14/14 Unrecov:0/0 Applied:14/14 Conflicts:0/0 Last:24/07/2013 14:39:06/OK
TEST1.DEPT: 100% Mine:4/4 Unrecov:0/0 Applied:4/4 Conflicts:0/0 Last:24/07/2013 14:39:21/OK
AVI.EMP: 100% Mine:14/14 Unrecov:0/0 Applied:14/14 Conflicts:0/0 Last:24/07/2013 14:39:41/OK
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3 tables listed. 

 

With 2-way replication the table listing in the console can so long that the prompt cannot be seen. By default, 30 tables are listed for each replication, thus for a 2-way replication, it takes up to 70 screen lines.
To change this, edit the *-MINE.ddc file and add line "set STATUS_BAR_ACTIVE_TABLES 5". Or enter this command at the console prompt. Restart the console for this change to take affect.

 


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