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UTF8 / AL16UTF16 database rman duplication question.

Oscar Veloz
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I have a db (SOURCE) that is Oracle Enterprise Edition 12.1.0.2, and its national character set UTF8.

I have an Oracle Database Appliance on which I will create an Oracle EE 12.1.0.2 DB (TARGET) to duplicate (RMAN) my source DB to, and during the creation of it I am presented with the option to choose either UTF8 or AL16UTF16 as my national character set.

Do they have to match? Both UTF8 for the duplication process to work?
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The RMAN duplicate restores / duplicates the SOURCE db, so I will use UTF8.