Hello All,

I am a bit new to 11g. In having a look at an already-existing database (one I did not set up), I noticed that the flashback_recovery_area has a definition like this:


But the actual archived redo logs are being written to:


Each day the archived redo logs are being written to the appropriate date-labelled subdirectory, but I don't see any cron jobs or scripts which are setting this up.

So my question is, is this a new feature in 11g, where Oracle creates the subdirectories in the background? I have Googled "flash_recovery_area" but have not found anything specific to these directories...

We are using GNU/Linux 2.6.18-92.el5 as our OS.

Thanks in advance,