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Guaranteed Restore Point with Flashback Database disabled generates too many flashback logs (Doc ID 566647.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 21, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


According to Oracle® Database Backup and Recovery Basics 10g Release 2 (10.2), chapter
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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