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How To Locate SCN Time Of DROP TABLE Using LogMiner (Doc ID 93370.1)

Last updated on JULY 26, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
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This article discusses and demonstrates how to locate and analyze a DROP TABLE statement in online and archived redo logs using LogMiner. This article is not intended to present LogMiner basics - refer to the Oracle Administrator's Guide and Supplied Packages Reference for LogMiner introduction and general instructions.

The procedure outlined in this article results in information (SCN/Time) to assist Point-in-Time Recovery (PITR) for an unintentional dropped table. Refer to <Note 96197.1> for a step-by-step procedure to recover a dropped table from a full database backup.


This article assumes the reader has basic understanding of fixed tables and LogMiner.


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