You can restore a datafile directly from a physical standby database to the primary. Over the network. With compressed backupsets. How cool is that?
Here’s a demo from my present class Oracle Database 12c: Data Guard Administration. prima is the primary database on host01, physt is a physical standby database on host03. There is an Oracle Net configuration on both hosts that enable host01 to tnsping physt and host03 to tnsping prima
[oracle@host01 ~]$ (more...)