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


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.


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