You can refresh a cloned database manually, or configure an automatic refresh profile. Refresh is supported only for certain clone types.

Users with Clone permission on the source database and Recover permission on the cloned database can refresh a cloned database.

The database or catalog a database is cloned from is the source of a cloned database. If the source is deleted, the cloned database becomes a regular database. When you refresh a cloned database, Data Director performs the following processes.


The schema and data is fetched from the source.


A post-clone script is run on the schema and data.


The schema and data generated by the post-clone script is applied to the cloned database.

The table shows the clone types you can refresh.

Clone Refresh Support Summary

Clone Type

Refresh Support

Full database clone


Linked database clone


Schema only clone


No schema and data clone