Guaranteed Restore Point with Flashback Database disabled generates too many flashback logs
Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
According to Oracle® Database Backup and Recovery Basics 10g Release 2 (10.2), chapter 126.96.36.199
using restore points without flashback logging should cause each modified block to only be saved one time. Yet tests show that updating the SAME data blocks each time causes more flashback logs to be generated and the flash recovery area usage grows.
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