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V$FOREIGN_ARCHIVED_LOG

V$FOREIGN_ARCHIVED_LOG can be queried on a logical standby database to find out the list of foreign archived logs received by a database.

No rows are returned for this view on a physical standby database.

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, either the log file was cleared before it was archived or an RMAN BACKUP command with the delete input option was executed to back up archivelog all (RMAN> backup archivelog all delete input;).
DEST_ID NUMBER Original destination from which the archive log 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 number 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 number 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 archive log:

ARCH - Archiver process

FGRD - Foreground process

RMAN - Recovery Manager

SRMN - RMAN at standby

LGWR - Logwriter process

REGISTRAR VARCHAR2(7) Registrar of the entry:

RFS - Remote File Server process

ARCH - Archiver process

FGRD - Foreground process

RMAN - Recovery Manager

SRMN - RMAN at standby

LGWR - Logwriter process

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 Oracle Database Backup and Recovery User's Guide for more information.

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 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 () or not ()
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.
IS_RECOVERY_DEST_FILE VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the file was created in the fast recovery area (YES) or not (NO)
COMPRESSED VARCHAR2(3) Reserved for internal use
FAL VARCHAR2(3) Indicates whether the archive log was generated as the result of a FAL request (YES) or not (NO)
END_OF_REDO_TYPE VARCHAR2(10) Possible values are as follows:

SWITCHOVER - Shows archived redo log files that are produced at the end of a switchover

TERMINAL - Shows archived redo log files produced after a failover

RESETLOGS - Shows online redo log files archived on the primary database after an ALTER DATABASE OPEN RESETLOGS statement is issued

ACTIVATION - Shows any log files archived on a physical standby database after an ALTER DATABASE ACTIVATE STANDBY DATABASE statement is issued

"empty string" - Any empty string implies that the log is just a normal archival and was not archived due to any of the other events

SOURCE_DBID NUMBER Database ID of the source database that generated this archived log