My following article on Oracle Application published in ‘Oracle Metalink Customer Knowledge Exchange’. The Doc ID: Note: 454393.1
How I Used RedHat Command Line Utilities to Automate Rapid Clone on my Test and Dev Instances
We are running single node Oracle Application R11i production system on RedHat AS3 for our telecom sector business. I have to often clone the production instance (188.8.131.52) to test and development instance. The Apps rapid clone is wonderful tools to clone. Still I need to run the Perl script and answer a series of questions, one by one manually from keyboard, each time I clone, (for each tier and each node). The questions & answers are static/fixed as long as we are using same node to clone. Only an apps-dba who has to clone on regular interval into multiple nodes knows how boring is it. Moreover one single miss-spelled character during cloning process can waste my hours, under pressure.
Read the following article to find how we used ‘auto expect’ and ‘expect’ command line utility in RedHat to automate this process.