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Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide by Aman Sharma, Francisco Munoz Alvarez

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The ARCHIVELOG mode

Oracle lets you save filled redo log files to one or more offline destinations to improve the recoverability of your data by having all transactions saved in case of a crash, reducing any possibility of data loss. The copy of the redo log file containing transactions against your database made to a different location is known as an ARCHIVELOG file, and the process of turning redo log files into archived redo log files is called archiving.

The ARCHIVELOG mode

Understanding the ARCHIVELOG mode

An archived redo log file is a physical copy of one of the filled members of a redo log group. Remember that redo log files are cyclical files that are overwritten ...

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