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What is a Flash / Fast Recovery Area and how to configure it ? (Doc ID 305648.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 15-Apr-2014***


This document explains the basic design and configuration of a Flash Recovery Area.


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In this Document
 1. What is a Flash Recovery Area ?
 2. Why should we use a Flash Recovery Area?
 3. What should be the location of Flash Recovery Area ?
 4. What should be the size of Flash Recovery Area ?
 5. Can I have same Flashback Recovery Area for multiple database ?
 6. ASM (Automatic Storage Management) support for Flash Recovery Area :
 7. OMF (Oracle Managed Files) support for Flash Recovery Area :
 8. Flash Recovery Area for RAC :
 9. What type of files can be stored in  Flash Recovery Area ?
 9. Initialization Parameters required for Flash Recovery Area
10. Restrictions on Initialization Parameters for Flash Recovery Area

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