Based on the manual ORACLE8i Backup and Recovery Guide Rel 8.15 Feb 1999 (pages1-4, 1-20, 1-23, 14-33), whenever you perform an incomplete recovery, you must reset the redo logs. My question is :
When I perform an tablespace point-in-time recover(TSPITR), do I have to reset the redo logs as TSPITR seems to be a incomplete recovery if it is not recovered to the current time
point ? If we do not need to do resetting the redo logs, how does Oracle maintain the redo logs? Does Oracle removes/clears all the change logs happened on that tablespace from the recovered time point to the current time point in the redo log files?
I would also like to know if I have to shutdown and reopen the database in order to reset the redo logs.
Another question is: Is the redo logs a database level or instance level? For example, for the parallel server, does each node/instance have its own redo logs, or the parallel server has only one redo logs that covers all nodes?
Thanks very much for your help.
04-26-2001, 01:23 PM
An incomplete recovery cannot be done at the ts level; it can only be done at the db level, else the db becomes inconsistent. You would reset the logs upon opening the db: alter database open resetlogs (after completion of the recovery). As far as OPS iss concerned, each instance has it's own redo logs.
04-26-2001, 01:40 PM
But it seems that you can use TSPITR to recovery different tablespaces to different time points. How does Oracle maintain the redo logs in this case?
04-26-2001, 06:21 PM
When database is running and if you want to reset logs, Oracle will not allow you. It will say that, Only you can reset logs for incomplete recovery. Long back i got a problem with my backup script. When it is doing check sums i got errors. So i followed these steps.