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OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide by Steve Ries

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Understanding Flash Recovery Area

One of the most important disk areas for a recoverable database is the area used to store backups. If this area fails, the recoverability of the database is lost, even though temporarily, until another backup can be run. In earlier versions of Oracle, there was no specific backup area defined in the configuration of the database—any directory or disk area could be used. While we can still use any area we wish, Oracle has simplified backup management by allowing us to explicitly define a single destination for our backups—the Flash Recovery Area.

Configuring the Flash Recovery Area

The Flash Recovery Area (FRA) is a location we specify to hold all files related to recovery. Unless otherwise directed, the FRA holds ...

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