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FRA maintenance with Flashback on, but no RMAN backup [message #672442] Mon, 15 October 2018 11:22 Go to next message
dhu1
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I am asked to configure a database similar as the following:

alter system set db_recovery_file_dest=' /flashback_recovery_area/testdb'
alter system set db_recovery_file_dest_size=2G;
alter system set db_flashback_retention_target = 4320;
alter system set log_archive_dest_1='location=USE_DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST' ;
alter system alter database flashback on;

The database will not be backed up by RMAN, and archive logs will be only on FRA, We hope FRA could auto delete archive and flashback logs according to flashback_retention policy.

I wonder if it will work as expected with archive logs.

Thanks for help.
Re: FRA maintenance with Flashback on, but no RMAN backup [message #672443 is a reply to message #672442] Mon, 15 October 2018 11:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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Re: FRA maintenance with Flashback on, but no RMAN backup [message #672444 is a reply to message #672442] Mon, 15 October 2018 13:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
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No. Flashback_retention_target is not relevant to removing archive logfiles.

And an aside - you are probably not going to get three days of flashback capability in a 2GB fast recovery area.
Re: FRA maintenance with Flashback on, but no RMAN backup [message #672447 is a reply to message #672442] Mon, 15 October 2018 14:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
EdStevens
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dhu1 wrote on Mon, 15 October 2018 11:22
I am asked to configure a database similar as the following:

<snp>

The database will not be backed up by RMAN,
THen you must consider it a disposable, throw-away database, with no impact when (not"if") it is lost.

Quote:

and archive logs will be only on FRA, We hope FRA could auto delete archive and flashback logs according to flashback_retention policy.
Even more bizarre. You are running in archivelog mode, but no rman backups. And thus no way of performing housekeeping on your worthless archivelogs to prevent the FRA from filling up.
Re: FRA maintenance with Flashback on, but no RMAN backup [message #672497 is a reply to message #672447] Tue, 16 October 2018 10:58 Go to previous message
dhu1
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Thanks for the input.

For the storage issue, we just don't want backup many uncritical databases, but still want to flashback to the point-in-time, the idea is not feasible,we gave up.
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