Cannot Start Database Due to Flashback Enabled (Doc ID 274569.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 23-Jan-2012***



Symptoms

The database will not startup, and gives errors like:

ORA-38737: Expected sequence number 2483 doesn't match 2304
ORA-38701: Flashback database log 143 seq 2483 thread 1:


These errors can be seen in the Alert.log file.

Note, you may also see ORA-38760, This database instance failed to turn on flashback database.  

 

Cause

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