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$RECOVERY_LOG contains useful information only for the Oracle process doing the recovery. When Recovery Manager directs a server process to perform recovery, only Recovery Manager is able to view the relevant information in this view. V$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