setting up 11gR2 data guard

Dear all,

I read this:
http://oracle-base.com/articles/11g/data-guard-setup-11gr2.php

"For this example, the standby database will have the value "DB11G_STBY".

ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_CONFIG='DG_CONFIG=(DB11G,DB11G_STBY)';

Set suitable remote archive log destinations. In this case I'm using the fast recovery area for the local location, but you could specify an location explicitly if you prefer. Notice the SERVICE and the DB_UNIQUE_NAME for the remote location reference the standby location.

ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_2='SERVICE=db11g_stby NOAFFIRM ASYNC VALID_FOR=(ONLINE_LOGFILES,PRIMARY_ROLE) DB_UNIQUE_NAME=DB11G_STBY';
ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_STATE_2=ENABLE;
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it said "the standby database will have the value "DB11G_STBY", but why the command has the primary server here?

ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_CONFIG='DG_CONFIG=(DB11G,DB11G_STBY)';

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and here he siad "In this case I'm using the fast recovery area for the local location"

where is his/her fast recovery area ?

and also in here:

"Create the necessary directories on the standby server.

$ mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/oradata/DB11G
$ mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/fast_recovery_area/DB11G
$ mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/admin/DB11G/adump
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is the path must be the same as the primary server?

The apply process is the action to kick off the data guard replication, rihgt?

so this is the one execute on Primary, right?

# Foreground redo apply. Session never returns until cancel. 
ALTER DATABASE RECOVER MANAGED STANDBY DATABASE;

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so this will replicate the archived redo log file to the standby server?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Asked:
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johnsoneConnect With a Mentor Senior Oracle DBACommented:
Yes, according to the documentation, which I supplied in the link, it states:

The DG_CONFIG attribute of this parameter must be explicitly set on each database in a Data Guard configuration to enable full Data Guard functionality. Set DG_CONFIG to a text string that contains the DB_UNIQUE_NAME of each database in the configuration, with each name in this list separated by a comma.

The documentation is your friend.  Use it.
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johnsoneSenior Oracle DBACommented:
The LOG_ARCHIVE_CONFIG will contain a list that has the primary in it.  All databases in the configuration should be in the list.

The paths on the standby do not have to be the same as the primary.  It makes life easier if they are the same.

The ALTER DATABASE RECOVER command is executed on the standby system.

For reference, I use the Oracle doc -> http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/server.112/e41134/create_ps.htm#SBYDB4721    They aren't exactly step by step instructions, but it does outline all the changes you need to do.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
"The LOG_ARCHIVE_CONFIG will contain a list that has the primary in it.  All databases in the configuration should be in the list.

you mean all servers in the data guard partnership ?

"The ALTER DATABASE RECOVER command is executed on the standby system."

tks.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
it seems this:

ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_CONFIG='DG_CONFIG=(DB11G,DB11G_STBY)';

only need to setup on primary database but not standby ?

or should be set this one on the standby server?

ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_CONFIG='DG_CONFIG=(DB11G_STBY , DB11G)';

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johnsoneSenior Oracle DBACommented:
I would do it on both.  The standby has the capability of being the primary, so all the settings should be correct for it to take over.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
tks.
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