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Joël Cattin

Joël Cattin

“FRA full” alerts flood the Alert Log

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | 5 Comments

We discovered a strange behavior in the Alert Log when the Fast Recovery Area (FRA) is full and the database wants to write something inside it (for example an archivelog). This case concern Oracle databases and higher. Here is a demo with a 12c database ( : First, to reproduce the behavior, I set a very small size to the FRA : SQL> alter system set db_recovery_file_dest_size = 1M; System altered. SQL> As you can see, the…

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