Flashback Database failed with ORA-38792 (Doc ID 1507961.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 23, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The flashback database failed with the following errors after the database is upgraded from 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.3, as shown here.

SQL> flashback database to restore point before_upgrade;
flashback database to restore point before_upgrade
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-38792: encountered unknown flashback record from release 11.0.0.0.0

Cause

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