ORA-38754: FLASHBACK DATABASE NOT STARTED - REQUIRED REDO LOG IS NOT AVAILABLE (Doc ID 560686.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-Apr-2013***


Symptoms

When trying  flashback database to restore point failed with:

SQL> flashback database to restore point a2;
flashback database to restore point a2
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-38754: FLASHBACK DATABASE not started; required redo log is not available
ORA-38761: redo log sequence 2 in thread 1, incarnation 4 could not be accessed

Cause

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