There is lot of difference between Autoconfig & Rapid Clone. Earlier dba’s used to use Autoconfig to clone Oracle Apps 11i Instance and still in background Rapid Clone executes Autoconfig .
In order to understand what is rapid clone in oracle apps 11i check my previous post just below this one.
what’s is Autoconfig ?
Autoconfig is utility to configure Oracle Applications 11i using a file based configuration repository also called as context file or XML file.
What is this repository / xml file or context file ?
well there are two context file or repository file one for database & one for applications (Middle Tier, If you are not clear about what is middle tier or database tier visit my Architecture of oracle apps 11i at http://becomeappsdba.blogspot.com/2006/08/apps-architecture.html )
These two files of format $SID_HOSTNAME.xml ( $APPL_TOP/admin in Application Tier & ORACLE_HOME/appsutil in Database tier) which store configuration Information about entire application.
To know more about Autoconfig in apps 11i visit http://teachmeoracle.com/autoconfig.html
So basic difference between Autoconfig & Rapid clone is these are two utilities one for configuring Oracle Applications 11i & second one to clone Apps 11i Instance using first Utility .
This week its bank holiday so I am busy building my site http://teachmeoracle.com and preparing some material on Autoconfig so If you are interested in Autoconfig do visit http://teachmeoracle.com/autoconfig.html
Since 10G Application Server is certified & lot of enterprise started using 10g Application Server with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i to use features like Portal, Single Sign-On, Oracle Internet Directory so I am planning to start sharing my knowledge with you all on 10G Application Server & configuration with Apps 11i . I want your feedback to start posting on same blog i.e. http://becomeappsdba.blogspot.com or should I post it under separate URL like http://orclportal.blogspot.com/
Please leave your comments on this post & based on feedback I’ll decide. (You can leave feedback without blogspot ID as well, just select anonymous)
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