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The term Standby Database is used in the following situations:

  • Standalone Standby Database

    A standby database is a copy of the active database, which you update regularly using the log backups of the active database.

    More information: Database Administration, Standby Databases

  • Standby Databases in hot standby systems:

    In a hot standby system, the content in one or more standby databases are regularly updated to match the content of a master database. If the master database fails, one of the standby databases becomes the new master database. Standby databases are always in the STANDBY operational state.

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