Use PSM to push your application to ACCS

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| Mar 6, 2017
To push an application on the Application Container Cloud Service (ACCS) from the terminal, you can use the Oracle product 'PaaS Service Manager Command Line Interface' (PSM CLI). PSM CLI is a tool to help you with scripting tasks you want to do against several Oracle Clouds. The steps to push your application to the Oracle Cloud are not that complex, in short:

  1. We create a container in Storage Cloud for our application.
  2. We put (more...)

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Use Database Export utility from Oracle SQL Developer:


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For reference, the old document for reference can be found here.

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current log archived
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
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