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There have been several buzz words and offerings since the invention of Cloud concepts. We have been hearing of Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid cloud and more recently multi-clouds concepts and offering from many leading cloud market players. All most all leading market players are offering several tools and solutions to support seamless administration, maintenance and operations tasks.
Despite many OCI offerings, still we sometimes might need third-party tools or solutions to achieve some of the goals to move or manage the cloud platforms. So, I gonna walk through some of the third-party tools/solutions that are certified and supported OCI operations.
According to Commvault, over 80% of companies are using the multi-cloud today. Commvault Cloud Backup solution provides support backup and recovery for over 40% clouds. This can ease backup and recovery operations between clouds.
Vertitas's Netbackup 7.7.x supports backup and recovery operations on Oracle Cloud as well as supports multi-cloud data protection solutions. With NetBackup multi-cloud data protection, you can achieve seamless deduplication between data centers and multi-clouds.
Using Cyberduck version 6.4.0 or higher, you can connect to OCI object storage
With dbm cloud systems, you can easy move data and VMs from Classic to OCI, migrate & replicate data from on-premise to OCI and move data stored from any cloud vendor into OCI.
VictorOps with OCI integration can greatly assist in cloud infrastructure and application monitoring, as well as real-time incident response will improve significantly.
ZeroDown software provides HA option for Oracle cloud infrastructure.
Coriolis is the simplest way to migrate your windows or Linux VMs alongside their underlying storage and networking configuration across cloud platforms.
There are many other third-party useful solutions available in the market. This is a just tiny list of useful third-party solutions on OCI.
In this part of Migration methods to Autonomous Database (ADB) article series, we will see how to load data into ADB database using the DBMS_CLOUD package.
Assuming you have an ADB database up & running and you wanna load data from the file stored in any of the supported object storage. The image below from Oracle presentation depicts explains what type of object storage is supported to store the files, and settings required part of DBMS_CLOUD package to load the data.
Below image depicts the important procedures and table details to monitor the loading jobs:
You may review my earlier articles to understand how to load files into an Oracle object storage. Once you have the files put in a bucket, you then need to store the OSS credentials in the ADB database using the example below:
And finally use the example below to load the data into the table:
In part II of migration methods to ADB blog series, we will look into MV2ADB tool details and usage. If you haven't read the Part I, I would encourage you to read it to get basic knowledge on various solutions offered by Oracle and some of the prerequisites for on-premise database migration to ADB.
Move to Autonomous Database (aka MV2ADB) tool new tool introduced by Oracle to easily migrate on-premise Oracle database over Autonomous Database levering Oracle data pump capabilities. The tool automates data loading into Oracle Object storage and migrating the data into ADB by one-click option.
The picture below depicts the flow of data migration process using the MV2ADB tool:
Ensure following conditions are met before you launch the migration operation:
HTTP connectivity between on-premise and Oracle object storage. Required to move dump files
Download ADB credentials file
Download and install latest Oracle client to have new version of expdp/impdp and other essential tools
Set java in execution path
Also download and configure OCI CLI from the below link: