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Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock

Application of the Oracle Database Appliances (ODA) and robotron*Standby


Rostock is a north German county-free metropolitan, Hanseatic and university city on the Baltic Sea. It is located in the Mecklenburg district of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is the most populous city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and one of the four major centers in the state. The city of Rostock has the designation Hanseatic and University City.



As part of an infrastructure renewal and optimization project in the period 12/2017 - 06/2018, the previous Oracle operating platform was replaced by two ODAX7-2S and the critical Oracle databases of the city administration were migrated from Windows to Linux in minimal downtime. The robotron*Standby product was used for the migration and for disaster recovery. The test databases were consolidated on the disaster recovery system.

The following services were provided as part of the project:

- Creation of functional specifications (conception)
- Delivery, installation and deployment of the ODAs
- Setup of test and productive as well as standby databases
- Installation of a minimal downtime migration of the databases via Duplicate for Standby and RMAN incr. from the old system
- Setup of robotron*Standby
- Setup of backup/recovery concept including RMAN catalog and connection of backup software
- Execution of system failover and recovery tests
- Integration monitoring with ASR, Nagios as well as Enterprise manager Cloud-Control
- Coaching: briefing of customer employees
- Creation of the operation manual
- Additionally: service contract for operational support and recovery of operational capability

Achieved added value for the customer

By using Oracle Database Appliances and robotron*Standby, the system-critical applications of the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock were equipped with a robust and highly available operating platform for Oracle databases. The availability of the core applications was increased on the one hand and the management of the associated databases was simplified on the other.