OTech Magazine Issue #4: Summer 2014 Published

OTech Magazine - The independent magazine for Oracle professionals. Yesterday fourth issue of the OTech Magazine published.

 In this issue also included my article: Oracle Database 12c: Cross Platform Transport non-CDB to PDB using RMAN Backup Sets

You can download online OTech Magazine #4 Isssue - Summer 2014

Summary of article

We can create a PDB using upgraded database (non-CDB) and can be adopt the 12.1 non-CDB into a CDB as a PDB. This article covers steps for cross-platform data transport of non-CDB to other platform and adopt the transported non-CDB into a CDB as a PDB. If 12.1 non-CDB and CDB running on same platform, then easily plug-in the non-CDB into a CDB as a PDB so, there is no need for any conversion of platform on non-CDB. If platforms are different, then we need cross-platform data transport of non-CDB with RMAN. Prior to Oracle Database 12c (12.1) RMAN only used image copies for cross-platform data transport. After 12.1 RMAN can be use backup sets for cross-platform data transport of databases. So RMAN allows following methods to cross-platform transport of databases with Oracle Database 12c (12.1):

  • Transport database using image copies
  • Transport database using backup sets

In this article I used method Transport database using RMAN backup sets. You can read more about Cross - Platform Database Transport from my articles on OTN (Part 1, Part 2 - in Portugalese Language)

Note: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ( used for this article. 

Updates related this article:

If you are using Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ( then you can use new feature of multitenant - PDB Remote Clone. So,the new release of Oracle Multitenant fully supports remote full and snapshot clones over a database link. A non-multitenant container database (CDB) can be adopted as a pluggable database (PDB) simply by cloning it over a database link. You can read about this new feature in here

You can download online OTech Magazine #4 Isssue - Summer 2014

My special thanks to organizer of OTech Magazine Douwe Pieter van den Bos for all efforts.

Mahir M. Quluzade.