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OCA: Oracle 10g™ Administration I: Study Guide by Matthew Weishan, Joseph C. Johnson, Bob Bryla, Chip Dawes

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10.1. Understanding and Configuring Recovery Components

A number of structures and events in the database directly support backup and recovery operations. The control files maintain the list of database files in the database, along with a record of the most recent database backups (if you are using RMAN for your backups). The checkpoint (CKPT) background process works in concert with the database writer (DBW n) process to manage the amount of time required for instance recovery; during instance recovery, the redo log files are used to synchronize the datafiles. For more serious types of failures such as media failures, archived redo log files are applied to a restored backup copy of a datafile to synchronize the datafiles and ensure that no ...

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