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How To Copy Control File To FRA And Have It Recognised As Being In The FRA For Non ASM Database (Doc ID 1520987.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:

Database ORA11GR1
Directories: D:\APP\ and all it's sub-directories


How to copy a control file to the FRA and have it recognized as being in the FRA where FRA is not a ASM location?

For example when I run this command,


If the control file is recognized by Oracle as being in the FRA, the IS_RECOVERY_DEST_FILE column would indicate this with a YES. Here CONTROL03.CTL file mirrored to FRA but still it shows NO.

If this is set to NO, v$flash_recovery_area_usage will not show us the correct result.


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