The folks at Dbvisit recently released version 9 of their Dbvisit standby product.
It’s been a while since I last played with the product, so I downloaded the free trial and gave it a whirl.
I have to admit I forgot just how easy it is to work with. It feels pretty much like “unzip and go”. The result of my playtime was this article.
I also knocked up a Vagrant build, so I can easily recreate it. You can find that here.
I stuck to a basic configuration of a single instance primary (node1) and standby (node2), with the console on a separate VM (console). If you want to try something more exotic, or you are using Windows, you can get more information from the Installing Dbvisit Standby documentation.
PS. This isn’t a sponsored post. I’ve known the folks at Dbvisit for years so I keep an eye on what they are doing.