Flashback 'ON' fails with ORA-38706 and ORA-38714 (Doc ID 342764.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.3 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Enabling Flashback option fails with error.

 

SQL> alter database flashback on;
    alter database flashback on
    *
    ERROR at line 1:
    ORA-38706: Cannot turn on FLASHBACK DATABASE logging.
    ORA-38714: Instance recovery required.

Cause

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