We had an interesting comment from a potential customer recently. Their impression was that Dbvisit was created specifically for Oracle 8i and 9i, at the stage when Data Guard was not yet fully “matured”.
This is not the reason that we created Dbvisit.
Dbvisit was created out of a desire to provide organizations with an easy to use, robust and secure Disaster Recovery solution. In particular we had those customers in mind who had Oracle Standard (SE) and Standard One (SE1) edition databases, and did not want to upgrade to Enterprise Edition to make use of Data Guard. This has proven to be a successful strategy, as we are now trusted by companies in many parts of the world showing that Dbvisit is a world-class (and affordable) Oracle disaster recovery solution.
The advantages in using Dbvisit are:
- Cost. You can save on license fees and maintenance fees using Dbvisit in primary and standby server environment, instead of upgrading to Enterprise Edition to utilise Data Guard.
- Simplicity. Dbvisit is very simple to install and configure. It includes all the tools and utilities to effectively and easily manage the standby environment.
- Fully featured. Dbvisit matches Data Guard on features such as graceful switchover, RAC, ASM and OMF. Out of the box Dbvisit also includes a number of features which Data Guard does not, like compression, monitoring and encryption for archive log transportation.
- Automatic Standby Database creation. Dbvisit creates the standby database for you. Simple yet powerful.
For a comparison between Dbvisit and Data Guard please see here: http://www.dbvisit.com/dataguard.php.
Dbvisit works with all versions of Oracle. Starting from Oracle 8i onwards to the latest release of Oracle. In some cases Dbvisit will also work with Oracle 7.3. Dbvisit works with all editions of Oracle from Oracle XE, Standard One, Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.
Some of our customers have a mix of Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition databases. Rather than use two different DR solutions, they have decided to standardize on Dbvisit for all their databases, so this includes using Dbvisit on Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. This strategy has been working very well for them.
For customers that are still running Oracle 8i and 9i databases (and there are still quite a few), Dbvisit can be used to protect those databases and future proof their investment as Dbvisit will work with all versions and features of Oracle when they decide to upgrade. Dbvisit works on Windows, Linux and Unix.