5.3. Managing the Flash Recovery Area with Recovery Manager

Flash recovery is new with release Oracle 10g. The flash recovery area is designed to centralize the storage of all recovery files in a certain location on disk. The flash recovery area can use the local disk, a disk subsystem like a Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS), or Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM). ASM is new with 10g and is part of the new Automation Features of 10g, which are designed to minimize the workload by simplifying the disk and file system configuration. ASM is targeted at the smaller end database market, which may not have a dedicated database administrator.

Flash recovery provides a couple of key benefits to the recovery process: ...

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