ZDLRA, 19.2

Last week, at 27/August/2019, ZDLRA team released the new major version 19.2 (19.2.1.1.1) of Recovery Appliance Software. As always, some new features like supported databases, but some downsides too.

The main features for the software side:

  • Support for 19c databases.
  • Improved way to apply the patch (the rpm installation is not anymore manual).
  • Improved way to rollback the patch in some cases.

Other changes that deserve the hint:

  • Runs over 19.4 version of GRID and RDBMS.
  • Runs over Exadata System Software 19.2.3.0.0 (this means OEL 7) for DB and Storage.
  • Updated version for TFA, Exachk, and OEDA; all 19.x version.

About database support, one details that still remains is the lack of support for PDB connection at RMAN. Still needs to do the connection using CDB, and backup PDB from there.

For update, the ZDLRA/Recovery Appliance the only supported path is from RECOVERY APPLIANCE 12.2.1.1.2-201907-30111072. So, you need to upgrade to the last 12.2 version of the library and after upgrade to the 19.2.

The docs were updated too to 192. And you can check here.

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  1. Bryan Grenn

    great post !!
    As far as PDBs with backups, it’s an interesting issue.
    In order to recover a PDB, you need information from the CDB.
    Also, when you unplug/plug in across CDBs, you are starting a new backup.

    I always tell everyone to backup all databases (CDBs and PDBS) together. if you want to back up a PDB more often, then do so.

    At this point, the CDB and PDB are so intertwined, I’m not worried about backing up PDBs separately.

    Ever perform a point-in-time recovery of a PDB ? it creates an auxiliary instance to restore, export, and then import the CDB information.

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