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12c Release 1 (12.1)

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V$RECOVERY_LOG lists information about archived logs that are needed to complete media recovery. This information is derived from the log history view, V$LOG_HISTORY.

V$RECOVERY_LOG contains useful information only for the Oracle process doing the recovery. When Recovery Manager directs a server process to perform recovery, only Recovery Manager can view the relevant information in this view. V$RECOVERY_LOG will be empty to all other Oracle users.

Column Datatype Description
THREAD# NUMBER Thread number of the archived log
SEQUENCE# NUMBER Sequence number of the archived log
TIME DATE Time of the first entry (lowest SCN) in the log
ARCHIVE_NAME VARCHAR2(513) Name of the file when archived, using the naming convention specified by the LOG_ARCHIVE_FORMAT initialization parameter


CON_ID NUMBER The ID of the container to which the data pertains. Possible values include:
  • 0: This value is used for rows containing data that pertain to the entire CDB. This value is also used for rows in non-CDBs.

  • 1: This value is used for rows containing data that pertain to only the root

  • n: Where n is the applicable container ID for the rows containing data