Flashback database

Oracle Flashback Database is a feature introduced in Oracle 9i and heavily improved in Oracle 10g that gives you the ability to rewind your entire database to a specific point in time without the need to restore from your backups. Of course, the database flashback and the ARCHIVELOG mode needs to be enabled to allow you to perform a Flashback Database operation.

You can easily check if Flashback Database is enabled in your database by using the following statement via SQL*Plus:

SQL> SELECT flashback_on FROM v$database; 


To enable Flashback Database, please follow these easy steps in SQL*Plus:

  1. Ensure that your database is running in the ARCHIVELOG mode.
  2. Configure the Fast Recovery Area (FRA) by ...

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