Extract a database from the cloud and remove all cloud references from it.
The database must be running in the cloud.
You must have the ExtractDatabase cloud privilege.
You must have a user ID and password of a database user with DBA authority.
The Cloud Console is the recommended method for extracting databases that are smaller than 100 MB and do not have dbspaces. If a database is larger than 100 MB or has dbspaces, then use the Cloud Extract Tenant Database utility (dbcloudextract).
Extracting a database creates a copy of the database that has all cloud references removed from it, in a specified directory outside the cloud. The Backup utility (dbbackup) can also be used to create a copy of the database; however, the copy would contain cloud references.
By default, the tenant database continues running in the cloud and a copy of it is extracted to the specified directory.