Specify general information about the database, including name, database type and template, parameter group, and whether to take a snapshot backup after database creation completes.

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Navigate to the organization in which you want to create the database.

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Click the Manage & Monitor tab.

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Select the database group in which you want to create the database.

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Click the Databases tab.

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Click the plus (+) icon to start the Create Database wizard.

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Enter the following information in the wizard.

Wizard page

Action

Creation Type

Select Ingest external database.

Refresh Profile

Select the refresh profile for the database.

One-time clone

One-time clones are not linked to the source database. After the database is ingested, it is open and running, and you can modify data as required. You can also refresh it from external database by performing an in-place refresh, but the original database will be removed.

Golden clone in catalog

A golden clone, once ingested, is marked as a catalog database and the virtual machine is powered off. You cannot use it directly but must provision a database from it. You can then refresh the target database from the source database manually, or by scheduling incremental backups at regular intervals.

(Optional) If you selectGolden clone in catalog, you can select Take a snapshot before refreshing, and select Automatic refresh and specify a refresh frequency and start time.

Ingestion Process Settings

The ingestion process settings specify the source of the database to ingest, the ingestion schedule, and the maximum network bandwidth the ingestion process can use. The options available for this wizard page differ based on whether you choose to create a One-time clone or a Golden clone in catalog.

Select the settings for a One-time clone.

NFS share name

(Required) NFS share containing the RMAN backup of the source database.

Catalog start

Root folder that contains the RMAN backup set. This is the relative path to NFS Share. All backups under this directory are used for ingestion and refresh. For example, if the daily backups for a database are stored under a specific folder in the NFS share, catalog start should point to it.

Control file

(Required) Relative path to NFS Share. This is the control file used to restore the database. It is a control file backup that includes a copy of the control file and server parameter file (spfile).

Optional pfile

Custom pfile.

Refresh point

Select Most recent backup or specify a point in time for the ingestion. For a point in time ingestion, the backup set under the catalog start directory must include a level 1 incremental backup.

Select the settings for a Golden clone in catalog.

NFS share name

NFS share containing the RMAN backup of the source database.

Relative path

The relative path under the exported directory to the LIST file.

Schedule when to create the clone.

Scheduling Window

Select Run this action now to ingest the external database immediately, or specify the ingestion start date and time.

Limit network bandwidth

(Optional) Specify the maximum network bandwidth the ingestion process can use.

General

Specify the database name, type, base database template, and database group from which to create the database.

Name

Type a name to identify the database. The name must be the same as that of the source database.

Description

(Optional) Enter a description of this database.

Database Type

Select a database type from the drop-down menu.

Base DB Template

Select a base database template from which to create the database from the drop-down menu. For example, Oracle 11.2.0.3. The version you select must be the same as the source DB.

Database Group

If you selected a database group, this field is filled in for you.

Configuration

Specify the configuration information for this database.

Host name

Type a host name for the database. By default this field is populated with the name you used to identify the database.

Database name

Type a name for the database. By default this field is populated with the name you used to identify the database.

Resource Template

Select a database resource template from the drop-down menu. For example, small, medium, or large.

Parameter Group

Select a parameter group for the database or accept the default parameter group. Parameter groups contain database configuration settings such as checkpoint timeout, write-ahead log buffers, encoding, and shared buffers.

Backup template

Select a backup template from the drop-down menu. You can select a backup template for specific purposes, such as development, or select no backups (Disabled).

Storage

Specify the data, log, and backup disk storage allocation for this database.

Basic Configuration

Specify storage allocation for each disk type. The values you specify are evenly divided among the available disks. For example, if your database uses three data disks, and you specify 6 GB of data disk allocation, Data Director allocates 2 GB of storage space to each data disk.

Advanced Configuration

Specify storage allocation for each disk type, and, if multiple datastores are available, choose the datastore the database should use for its virtual disks. For example, you may choose to map data disks to datastores provisioned with faster disk types (thick provision lazy zeroed) than you would for backup disks (thin provision).

Options

Expiration

Select a date and time at which the database expires. Then select an action upon expiration, or no expiration.

Tags

(Optional) Select one or more tags for this database. Use tags to filter the list of databases that you view in an organization's Databases tab, for example, all your customer relationship databases can have a tag called CRM.

Snapshot

(Optional) Select the check box to take a snapshot backup of the database when creation and provisioning finishes.

IP Whitelist

Select Allow all connections to the database. Optionally, select Only allow connections from selected IP whitelists (next page), and select an organization IP whitelist or create a custom IP whitelist.

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On the Summary page, review the database information.

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Click Finish to ingest the database.

If the ingested database is a one-time clone, the database appears in the databases list with a status of Creating. The status changes to Running when the database is created. The process can take a few minutes. If the ingested database is a golden clone, the database is added to the organization catalog with a status of Creating. The status changes to Ready when the database is created.