I've a requirement for configuring data guard, but I haven't done it in the past. I'm using Oracle 11g database in Windows platform. On reading several blogs and tutorials in Internet, I managed to learn about data guard and configured primary and standby databases in two separate remote servers.I'm still not getting a clear picture of this. However, I've installed and configured primary database which is running in archivelog mode and standby which was installed using Software only method. I guess the configuration is almost complete, but not sure how to ensure it.
Does the changes made in primary get automatically affected in standby? Or, do I need to run any command to make it parallel every time?