RE: Nologging and partition exchange

From: Mark W. Farnham <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 11:15:17 -0400
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And if. (meaning I agree completely with what is written so far.)  

If you consider the partitioned object a live production object and the preparatory table loaded nologging to be a "staging" object, then preserving the recoverability of the staging object after loading but before the exchange is a practice to consider. When the source data for the "staging" table remains available at least through the preservation of the recoverability of the staging object, these leaves you with no point in time lacking a reasonable reprocessing workflow to follow when something goes bump. And at no time do you give access to users to an object that is not recoverable. While this does inject a lag between loading the staging object and making the contained data part of the production image, it does maintain the nologging advantage of minimizing the redo stream. Overall backing up the relevant incremental routinely produces less concurrency conflict amongst your hardware resources than the affect of injecting the extra redo.  

This may or may not fit with your real world requirements, but it is a practice worth consideration.    


From: [] On Behalf Of Tim Gorman
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: Nologging and partition exchange  


After any NOLOGGING operation, please perform an RMAN incremental level=1 backup as soon as possible. Of course, level=0 or full is OK too, but the minimum is a level=1. The time period between the completion of the load and completion of the backup is a window of risk of possible data loss in the event of media failure or corruption, and that window of risk is the tradeoff (i.e. speed vs recoverability) that must be consciously accepted using for the NOLOGGING operation.

Hope this helps...

Tim Gorman

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When a table is loaded with NOLOGGING and /*+ APPEND */ hint, then exchanged with a table partition, that partition remains unrecoverable, correct?

If you use this approach, how do you make the partition recoverable?

Paul Baumgartel
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