Oracle Database Application Migration to an Azure Instance

You can migrate the Oracle application and databases to an Azure Resource Manager instance.

The migration operation is primarily used in the following scenarios:

  • To perform a full migration of the Oracle database application, which includes creating an Azure virtual machine and copying the Oracle binaries and Oracle data.

  • To synchronize the Oracle databases, continuously. In this case, you apply only the changes to the target database.

Key Benefits

The database application migration to Azure Resource Manager instance provides the following benefits:

  • The migration operation is performed from the backups, so there is no load or downtime on the source database. Also, this feature does not require any network configuration changes on the source database.

  • The Azure virtual machine client and the Oracle application are created automatically before the actual data migration starts.

You can create instances (virtual computing environments) based on Azure images (templates). You can create an image from a predefined template, or a custom template that meets the Azure requirements.

How It Works

When you initiate the migration operation, the Commvault software uses the File System agent to copy the Oracle application to the specified Azure virtual machine. It then sends the Oracle database backup to Azure. The software then performs a replication operation according to the options that you choose.

The Commvault software creates the new virtual machine instance in the Azure cloud.

If you need additional storage for the data, you can add a new storage device for the new or existing instance.

After the migration is complete, the Azure virtual machine is created. It contains the Oracle application and the Oracle database backup.