Database report errors when Flashback Logs are deleted Manually (Doc ID 302488.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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Database startup fails after mounting the database while opening with the following error :


SQL> startup
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 171966464 bytes
Fixed Size 787988 bytes
Variable Size 145750508 bytes
Database Buffers 25165824 bytes
Redo Buffers 262144 bytes
Database mounted.
ORA-38760: This database instance failed to turn on flashback database.



The alert log would have error as shown below:

Errors in file d:\oracle\admin\orcl10g\udump\orcl10g_ora_38800.trc:
ORA-38701: Flashback database log 1 seq 1 thread 1: "D:\ORACLE\FLASH_RECOVERY_AREA\ORCL10G\FLASHBACK\O1_MF_1425DVK2_.FLB"
ORA-27041: unable to open file
OSD-04002: unable to open file
O/S-Error: (OS 2) The system cannot find the file specified.

Changes

..the current flashbacklog is deleted

Cause

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