For some time now, I’ve been creating blog posts that walk you through using some of the Enterprise Manager technology to perform specific tasks. For example, there’s one here on setting up Chargeback in EM 126.96.36.199. I’ve never been really satisfied with the way these blog posts turn out, as to document a step by step process like this takes lots of screenshots and you end up with a post that’s a mile long. It also gives the impression that doing something can be quite complex, when in fact it might only take a few minutes to perform all those steps.
In this blog post, I thought I’d take a different approach. Recently, I recorded a couple of screenwatches for use on OTN. One was on creating a test master database with continuous flow using a Data Guard standby database (available here) and the other on how to use Snap Clone outside the cloud environment (available here).
Both those URL’s stream off YouTube. If you want to download them and play them back off your own computer, here are the relevant links:
Continuous Flow – the relevant checksums if you want to make sure it has downloaded properly are:
Snap Clone outside the cloud environment – the relevant checksums if you want to make sure it has downloaded properly are:
The screenwatches both start with some explanation of what you can achieve using EM to clone data in the way referred to in the video, and then walk you through the process of actually doing it. Of course, the only problem with loading videos (apart from the size) instead of screenshots is you will need to manually pause them if you want to stop and read the details of the screen. In any case, try them out and let me know (post a comment below if you like) which way you prefer – long step by step screenshot posts, or these shorter video versions.