So far I have covered Oracle and Oracle RAC, in this series I cover Oracle Data Guard 11g, as I become more experienced I will update this series from time to time. For the examples I have setup a test environment using VMware, feel free to setup a similar environment.
I have to say this was one of the hardest projects I have had to configure, make sure that you read the Oracle documentation thoroughly as there are many pitfalls with this solution, but once you get it configured and running it is a breeze managing it and make sure to test and document your switchover and failover procedures.
The series has been comprised of reading the following books and real world experience, if you are new to Oracle Data Guard I highly recommend that you should purchase these books as they contain far more information than this web site contains and of course the Oracle web site contains all the documentation you will ever need.
Please feel free to email me any constructive criticism you have with the site as any additional Oracle knowledge or mistakes that I have made would be most welcomed.
Installation and Configuration
Oracle Data Guard Broker
Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Monitoring Data Guard
Switchover and Failover
Active Data Guard
Automating Site and Client Failover
Backup and Recovery
Data Guard Complete setup guide
Oracle Data Guard Books
|Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook - Larry Carpenter
||There are not many dedicated Data Guard books, this book is all you will probably need and some information from the internet, the book is easy to read and the chapters flow in the correct order, but you should ideally setup a test rig and play around.
|Oracle Data Guard 10g High Availability with RAC, Flashback and Data Guard - Matthew Hart & Scott Jesse
||A short section on Oracle Date Guard, althrough 10G is different the concepts are still the same.