STARTUP Database failed ORA-38760 to turn on Flashback Database (Doc ID 1554596.1)

Last updated on MARCH 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

This is not RAC specific and could happen in Single Instances as well
if Flashback logs required are not available, as for example FLB logs was deleted using OS commands.


The following example shows symptoms seen in a RAC environment.

One of the RAC Instances does not come up, its looking for a Flash back log which has been accidently deleted.

 

Oracle is trying to turn on flashback database on startup automatically and failing with ORA-38760 as flashback log is missing.

Changes

Current flashback log deleted accidently from OS level.

Cause

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