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Data Guard Configuration attributes

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonDecember 9, 2015

Data Guard Configuration Management

Viewing Configuration and Site Attributes

Data Guard manager's CLI interface provides several commands to view the state and properties of various components of the broker management model. Due to the differences in the management model between Oracle9i and Oracle10g, the commands to view the properties are not identical. The following commands are valid in Oracle9i:


Oracle Data Guard - Data Guard Broker

Viewing Configuration and Site Attributes

  • Configuration level attributes can be viewed using the SHOW CONFIGURATION command. Optionally, a keyword, VERBOSE, can be used to retrieve a detailed report. The example below shows the use of this command:

  Name:             'appsconfig'
  Enabled:          'yes'
  Default state:    'ONLINE'
  Intended state:   'ONLINE'
  Protection Mode:  'MaxPerformance'
  Number of sites:  2
    Primary Site: appsdb
    Standby Site: stdbydb
Current status for "appsconfig":
Warning: ORA-16608: one or more sites have warnings

  • The SHOW SITE command can be used to view the attributes of individual sites. The usage of this command is:


  • Again, the use of VERBOSE is optional.


Data Guard Broker

Viewing Configuration and Site Attributes

  Name:                          'appsdb'
  Hostname:                      'jrpr01'
  Instance name:                 'appsdb'
  Service Name:                  'appsdb'
  Standby Type:                  'physical'
  Number Built-in Processes:     '2'
  Number Generic  Processes:     '0'
  Enabled:                       'yes'
  Required:                      'yes'
  Default state:                 'PRIMARY'
  Intended state:                'PRIMARY'
  PFILE:                         ''
  Number of resources:  1
    Name: appsdb (default) (verbose name='appsdb')
Current status for "appsdb":

  • To view the value of individual resources such as the database running on a site, use the command SHOW RESOURCE 'resource name' ON SITE 'site name'; as shown below:

Viewing Configuration and Site Attributes

Binding                         = 'OPTIONAL'
  MaxFailure                      = '0'
  ReopenSecs                      = '300'
  AsyncBlocks                     = '2048'
  LogShipping                     = 'ON'
  ApplyNext                       = '0'
  ApplyNoDelay                    = 'NO'
  ApplyParallel                   = '1'
  StandbyArchiveDest              =
  LogArchiveTrace                 = '255'
  StandbyFileManagement           = 'AUTO'
  ArchiveLagTarget                = '0'
  LogArchiveMaxProcesses          = '2'
  LogArchiveMinSucceedDest        = '1'
  DbFileNameConvert               = ''
  LogFileNameConvert              = ''
  LogArchiveFormat                = 'appsdb_%t_%s.dbf'
  InconsistentProperties          = '(monitor)' 
  InconsistentLogXptProps         = '(monitor)'
SendQEntries                    = '(monitor)'
  LogXptStatus                    = '(monitor)'
  SbyLogQueue                     = '(monitor)'
Properties for 'PRIMARY' state:


The above text is an excerpt from the book: Oracle Data Guard Handbook

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