Snap Clone on Exadata

Recently I created a new screenwatch that walks you through the new features of Snap Clone on Exadata in Enterprise Manager 12c version The screenwatch walked through using Snap Clone on Exadata, both from a multi-tenant architecture perspective and a standard non container database perspective. Unfortunately, putting both together meant the resultant video was around 20 minutes long.

Generally, we try to make our screenwatches shorter than that, as the evidence tends to show people lose concentration and interest if the screenwatches are that long. So we decided to split the screenwatch in two. One part would be for vanilla Snap Clone on Exadata, and the other was for Snap Clone Multitenant on Exadata.

The problem with doing that was we didn’t have time to re-record the screenwatches appropriately so we simply edited the screenwatch into two separate ones. Personally, I wasn’t happy with the result because it meant some of what I said in one screenwatch was now covered in the other screenwatch, and vice versa. So here are the links to all three. If you want to watch the shorter ones, click on either of the first two links, but if you feel you can keep your concentration going for long enough to watch the whole thing, click on the third link instead. 🙂

Snap Clone on Exadata
Snap Clone Multitenant on Exadata
Using Snap Clone on Exadata – the whole story


After 22 years of working at Oracle in just about every role except Marketing and Support, I am now working as a Senior Managed Services Consultant with Data Intensity, specializing in Oracle Database technology, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am also a member of the OakTable Network, and have presented at RMOUG Training Days, Hotsos Symposia, Oracle OpenWorld conferences, and other user group events. I have co-authored the Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Practical Oracle Database Appliance books published by Apress, and am one of the authors of the Building Database Clouds in Oracle Database 12c book published by Addison Wesley.


  1. how you can do the Snap Clone on Exadata in Enterprise Manager 12c version on two exadatas separated one for PROD and other for TEST . Bare in mind the OEM is install on each exadata separated by firewall.

    • I can’t really answer that question as I don’t work for Oracle any more and no longer have access to environments where I could test it. Having said that, you need to clarify one thing first anyway. When you say “OEM is install on each exadata separated by a firewall”, are you referring to the agents or two complete separate EM installations? If you mean (as I hope you do!) the agents are installed on each exadata, the firewall will obviously need to be opened for the communication between the two systems. There is a diagram in (I think) the Advanced Installation guide that shows you what need to be opened. If you mean they are two complete separate installations, you are already in a world of hurt that you need rescuing from before you worry about Snap Clone! 🙂

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