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How to Manage and Evaluate the Block Change Tracking Benefits (Doc ID 2821967.1)

Last updated on APRIL 30, 2022

Applies to:

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


Help DBAs determine if block change tracking (BCT) will help backup performance or impact database performance.


 Intended for DBAs tuning or trying to determine if using block change tracking (BCT) will be beneficial to the system overall.


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In this Document
 Guidance between enabling or disabling block change tracking (BCT) for incremental backups
 When enabling BLOCK CHANGE TRACKING, ideally place the file in an ASM disk group.
 Customers can get the following benefits when enabling BCT:
 When will BCT be of beneficial?
 When not to enable BCT?
 Configuration Practices when enabling BCT
 Operational Practices when enabling BCT
 Troubleshooting RMAN backups with BCT
 BCT Known Issues:

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