Skip Headers

Oracle® Database Reference
10g Release 1 (10.1)

Part Number B10755-01
Go to Documentation Home
Go to Book List
Book List
Go to Table of Contents
Go to Index
Go to Master Index
Master Index
Go to Feedback page

Go to previous page
Go to next page
View PDF


V$ARCHIVED_LOG displays archived log information from the control file, including archive log names. An archive log record is inserted after the online redo log is successfully archived or cleared (name column is NULL if the log was cleared). If the log is archived twice, there will be two archived log records with the same THREAD#, SEQUENCE#, and FIRST_CHANGE#, but with a different name. An archive log record is also inserted when an archive log is restored from a backup set or a copy and whenever a copy of a log is made with the RMAN COPY command.

Column Datatype Description
RECID NUMBER Archived log record ID
STAMP NUMBER Archived log record stamp
NAME VARCHAR2(513) Archived log file name. If set to NULL, the log file was cleared before it was archived.
DEST_ID NUMBER Original destination from which the archivelog was generated. The value is 0 if the destination identifier is not available.
THREAD# NUMBER Redo thread number
SEQUENCE# NUMBER Redo log sequence number
RESETLOGS_CHANGE# NUMBER Resetlogs change# of the database when the log was written
RESETLOGS_TIME DATE Resetlogs time of the database when the log was written
RESETLOGS_ID NUMBER Resetlogs identifier associated with the archived redo log
FIRST_CHANGE# NUMBER First change# in the archived log
FIRST_TIME DATE Timestamp of the first change
NEXT_CHANGE# NUMBER First change in the next log
NEXT_TIME DATE Timestamp of the next change
BLOCKS NUMBER Size of the archived log (in blocks)
BLOCK_SIZE NUMBER Redo log block size. This is the logical block size of the archived log, which is the same as the logical block size of the online log from which the archived log was copied. The online log logical block size is a platform-specific value that is not adjustable by the user.
CREATOR VARCHAR2(7) Creator of the archivelog:
  • ARCH - ARCH process

  • FGRD - Foreground process

  • RMAN

  • SRMN - RMAN at standby

  • LGWR - LGWR process

REGISTRAR VARCHAR2(7) Registrar of the entry:
  • RFS

  • ARCH - ARCH process

  • FGRD - Foreground process

  • RMAN

  • SRMN - RMAN at standby

  • LGWR - LGWR process

STANDBY_DEST VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the entry is an archivelog destination (YES) or not (NO)
ARCHIVED VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the online redo log was archived (YES) or whether RMAN only inspected the log and created a record for future application of redo logs during recovery (NO).

See Also: Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Basics.

APPLIED VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the archivelog has been applied to its corresponding standby database (YES) or not (NO). The value is always NO for local destinations.

This column is meaningful at the physical standby site for the ARCHIVED_LOG entries with REGISTRAR='RFS' (which means this log is shipped from the primary to the standby database). If REGISTRAR='RFS' and APPLIED is NO, then the log has arrived at the standby but has not yet been applied. If REGISTRAR='RFS' and APPLIED is YES, the log has arrived and been applied at the standby database.

You can use this field to identify archivelogs that can be backed up and removed from disk.

DELETED VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether an RMAN DELETE command has physically deleted the archived log file from disk, as well as logically removing it from the control file of the target database and from the recovery catalog (YES) or not (NO)
STATUS VARCHAR2(1) Status of the archived log:

A - Available

D - Deleted

U - Unavailable

X - Expired

COMPLETION_TIME DATE Time when the archiving completed
DICTIONARY_BEGIN VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the log contains the start of a LogMiner dictionary (YES) or not (NO)
DICTIONARY_END VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the log contains the end of a LogMiner dictionary (YES) or not (NO)
END_OF_REDO VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the archived redo log contains the end of all redo information from the primary database (YES) or not (NO)
BACKUP_COUNT NUMBER Indicates the number of times this file has been backed up. Values range from 0-15. If the file has been backed up more than 15 times, the value remains 15.
ARCHIVAL_THREAD# NUMBER Redo thread number of the instance that performed the archival operation. This column differs from the THREAD# column only when a closed thread is archived by another instance.
ACTIVATION# NUMBER Number assigned to the database instantiation
IS_RECOVERY_DEST_FILE VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the file was created in the flash recovery area (YES) or not (NO)
FAL VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the archive log was generated as the result of a FAL request (YES) or not (NO)