Flashback provides a way to view past states of database objects, or to return database objects to a previous state, without using traditional point-in-time recovery.

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How to disable flashback query logging for a specific table (Oracle)?

We have a specific table that has a lot of activity and it creates a lot of change records. The consequence is that the flashback data only goes back a couple of days. That is OK for many cases but it ...
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quick checkpoints for development mode

i'm a programmer, not a dba. i need a mechanism to quickly make a snapshot of a database (oracle 11g XE) before i run migration. migration changes data, grants, DDL (tables, triggers, lexers, views ...
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Keeping version history / Slowly changing dimension

We're creating a new version of a 20 years old database, in which we used to keep version history by creating new rows in each table (SCD Type 2). SCD Type 2 is not that hard when you need to keep ...
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Recreating an artificial Oracle Flashback Archive

I have an databases where changes to data were tracked by adding auditing timestamp columns to the end of each row. I want to migrate to Oracle's Total recall or Flashback archive so I need to trick ...