Aug 27, 2011

Error recovery, historical reporting, trend analysis, data forensics and fraud detection are just some of the business problems that can be solved by using the Flashback Data Archive feature in Oracle 11g database. The Flashback option can be enabled for the entire database or for a selected set of tables. It can be enabled in the database with no application changes.

In some cases especially with large data sets, restoring the database from a backup becomes one of the time consuming tasks. In such situations, using the database flashback to go back to a previously saved restore point saves quite a bit of time. This article demonstrates how to enable database flashback and to go back to a specified restore point. Check Oracle Total Recall with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 white paper for more information on Flashback Data Archive (FDA).

Revert the entire database to a previously saved state - Oracle 11g

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