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Flashback Logs Not Deleted when _OMF is disabled. (Doc ID 2162982.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 17, 2023

Applies to:

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


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Directory Name: C:\ORACLEXE\APP\ORACLE\FAST_RECOVERY_AREA and sub-directories.
Database Name: PROD


Sometimes, flashback logs does not get deleted even after dropping the restore points or by Turning off the flashback.


 _omf = disabled

By default _omf is enabled. Due to business requirement or due to some other reason like Oracle database managed by SAP tool, _OMF parameter is disabled explicitly.


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