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Does Flashback Data Archive work with EBS?

Steven Chan
Senior Director

Flashback Data Archive is a group of Oracle Database features that that let you view past states of database objects or to return database objects to a previous state without using point-in-time media recovery. Oracle Flashback features use the Automatic Undo Management (AUM) system to obtain metadata and historical data for transactions. They rely on undo data, which are records of the effects of individual transactions.

Flashback Data Archive was formerly known as Total Recall.  Flashback Data Archive is licenced via the Oracle Advanced Compression (ACO) database option.

Oracle Flashback Data Archive diagram

Oracle Flashback is not explicitly certified with the E-Business Suite, but it is supported.  We do not currently publish any Best Practices whitepapers with guidance on how to use Flashback Data Archive with EBS.  The generic Oracle Flashback Technology documentation is applicable to E-Business Suite databases.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Jason Dinius Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Hi Steven,

    One small addition regarding licensing of Flashback Data Archive. There is a change starting from and above.


    Flashback Data Archive (formerly known as Total Recall)

    For releases earlier than Oracle Database 11g Release 2 ( You must license the Oracle Advanced Compression option to use Flashback Data Archive.

    Beginning with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 ( Flashback Data Archive—without history table optimization—is available in all editions.

  • Arun Sethi Monday, July 3, 2017
    Want to join this blog
  • Steven Chan Wednesday, July 5, 2017
    Hello, Arun,

    This blog doesn't require registration or a membership. You can read and comment on any articles that you see here.

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