Data Director allows you to clone the current state of the database, clone a specific point in time, or clone a backup of the database.

The available options for the clone point depend on the type of clone. For a clone of only database settings, clone points are not supported.

The following table summarizes the available clone point options.

Clone Point Options

Clone Type

Now

Specific Point In Time (Snapshot)

From Backup

Full

Yes

Yes

Yes

Linked

Yes

Yes

No

Schema only

Yes

No

No

If you create a schema only clone, the database must be powered on. If you clone from a backup, see Safeguarding Data.

Complete the Clone Type and Database Settings panels of the Clone Database wizard.

1

In the Clone Point Settings panel, specify the point from which to create the clone.

Option

Description

Now

Clones the current state of the database.

Specific point in time

Clones the source database at a point in time based on the point-in-time recovery settings for your database.

Select a backup

Clones the backup that you select. You can select the backup based on its attributes.

Type

Snapshot or External.

Retention

How long to keep the backup.

Backup label

A unique label for the backup.

2

Click Next to continue to the Options panel.

Specify the recovery point and expiration for the clone, or click Back to return to the Database Settings panel for modifications.