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Oracle Autonomous Database in Enterprise Architecture

By : Bal Mukund Sharma, Krishnakumar KM, Rashmi Panda
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Oracle Autonomous Database in Enterprise Architecture

By: Bal Mukund Sharma, Krishnakumar KM, Rashmi Panda

Overview of this book

Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) is built on the world’s fastest Oracle Database Platform, Exadata, and is delivered on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), customer data center (ExaCC), and Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud. This book is a fast-paced, hands-on introduction to the most important aspects of OCI Autonomous Databases. You'll get to grips with concepts needed for designing disaster recovery using standby database deployment for Autonomous Databases. As you progress, you'll understand how you can take advantage of automatic backup and restore. The concluding chapters will cover topics such as the security aspects of databases to help you learn about managing Autonomous Databases, along with exploring the features of Autonomous Database security such as Data Safe and customer-managed keys for Vaults. By the end of this Oracle book, you’ll be able to build and deploy an Autonomous Database in OCI, migrate databases to ADB, comfortably set up additional high-availability features such as Autonomous Data Guard, and understand end-to-end operations with ADBs.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Part 1 – Understanding Autonomous Database in OCI
Part 2 – Migration and High Availability with Autonomous Database
Part 3 – Security and Compliance with Autonomous Database

Starting or stopping an autonomous database

The first important topic to discuss is how to start and stop the autonomous database. The start and stop actions can be performed via the OCI portal, the OCI Command-Line Interface (OCI CLI), or a REST API:

  • OCI portal: As shown in Figure 6.2, on the autonomous database overview page we can find the More Actions button. If we click on that, we will see many options, such as Start or Stop (depending on the current database status), as shown in Figure 6.3. We can also see the database workload type, which is ATP. If the database is stopped, then the letters ATP will have an orange background. Click the Start button to start the database.

Figure 6.3 – Start the autonomous database

Once the database has been started, the ATP background changes to green. The database status will change to available, as shown in Figure 6.4:

Figure 6.4 – Autonomous database details