ORA-38754 archive logs gets deleted which are required for GRP - Guaranteed Restore Point

(Doc ID 1547421.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2017

Applies to:

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


When attempting a  Flashback Database to a guaranteed restore point the following
message is generated.

ORA-38754: FLASHBACK DATABASE not started; required redo log is not available.


This is because on the of file needed for  Flashback Database is deleted  from  FRA.

Documentation says the following
Oracle® Database Backup and Recovery User's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)

7 Using Flashback Database and Restore Points

No file in the fast recovery area is eligible for deletion if it is required
to satisfy a guaranteed restore point. Thus, retention of flashback logs and
other files required to satisfy the guaranteed restore point, in addition to
files required to satisfy the backup retention policy, can cause the fast
recovery area to fill completely


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