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RE: redo log maintenance

From: Goulet, Dick <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 14:04:33 -0700
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just say that the docs are erroring on the safe side.  The reason is that if you try to do any of these tasks with the database open you could be affecting (negatively) an active log file.  While I agree with both of you that you can make these mods while the DB is open doing so while the DB is quite is the best time.
Dick GouletSenior Oracle DBAOracle Certified 8i DBA

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size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Gogala, Mladen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 5:25 PMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LSubject: RE: redo log maintenance
is plain wrong. I've been adding, dropping and switching logfiles ever since the version 6 and
I have
never needed to shut down the database for it.  
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  size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Koivu, Lisa
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  I'm reading through the 9.2 admin guide (yawn) and   it says that the database must be mounted but not open to add, drop or rename   redo logs.  I have done this many times with the database up and running,   with no problems.  Why would it say this in the doco, or is the doco just   plain wrong (again)?  It doesn't let you do anything to redo logs that   aren't archived or are currently being used, what's the harm?   I don't get all the emails from the list - in fact   I get none most of the time.  So please be sure to include my personal   email address when responding.
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