Can I rename a PDB in a Data Guard configuration?

Someone asked me this question recently.

The answer is: yes!

Let’s see it in action.

On the primary I have:

And of course the same PDBs on the standby:

Let’s change the PDB RED name to TOBY: The PDB rename operation is straightforward (but it requires a brief downtime). To be done on the primary:

On the standby, I can see that the PDB changed its name:

The PDB name change is propagated transparently with the redo apply.