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Oracle fast recovery area tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJanuary 2, 2015

Oracle is noted for creating multiple names for the same thing:

  • Oracle virtual private database = VPD = Row level security

  • Stored outlines  = Optimizer plan stability

  • Flash recovery area = fast recovery area

Starting in Oracle 11g release 2, Oracle has re-named the flash recovery area to be the fast recovery area, ostensibly to remove confusion with the flashback database. 

 Dr. Tim Hall confirms that the flashback recovery area was re-named to fast recovery area in 11g release 2:

Well it seems in 11gR1 it was still called the Flash Recovery Area, but 11gR2 has replaced the word Flash with Fast. I guess the name change makes sense as the word Flash may fool people into thinking it's just for Flashback stuff.

The Oracle 11gR2 documentation also notes this name change.

For more on the fast recovery area, see my notes:

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