Enabling Backups of the Oracle Flash Recovery Area Using RMAN

The Oracle Flash Recovery Area (FRA) is a specific area in the disk storage that exclusively holds a copy of all backup-related components, including image copies, redo logs, and control file autobackups. Enabling this feature facilitates faster restores of backup data and minimizes restores from tapes during restore operations.

FRA backups are enabled when a database is created.

This is required for merging incremental backups.


  1. Add the db_recovery_file_dest=<location> parameter to the init parameter file of the database.
  2. Add the db_recovery_file_dest_size=<size> parameter to set the size of Flash recovery area.

What to Do Next

Configuring Oracle FRA Space Parameters

Last modified: 3/23/2018 8:03:48 PM