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August 15th, 2014 08:00

Best practice question: clone/snaps for test/dev

Hi all,

For making a test/development copy, what would be best practice?

A. Create clone of production database and create Test/Dev snapshots from clone.

B. Create Test/Dev snapshots right of production?

C. Create Test/Dev clones right of production?

Option A sounds sensible to me but what is best practice out there?

PS We will be using VNX2/Oracle12c/AppSync2.0.

Many thanks,


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August 15th, 2014 08:00

B - i would only do it for light reporting, you are putting load on production devices after all

C - expensive but might be required if testing performance/load ..versus functionality/development.

A - i like this option but you need to investigate and validate what happens when clones get refreshed ( i know you asked the question in VNX forum)

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August 15th, 2014 08:00

Great, thanks for the feedback! It confirms my thoughts, but not having the experience with the technology yet, I wanted to get some thoughts from the field first.

Will check out option A indeed (well spotted:-))

Thanks and regards,


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