RE: block change tracking?

From: John Hallas <>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 12:58:57 +0000
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Do you have a link for that Don.
That is new to me and seems absurd because it is built in database functionality, not an extra or an add-on


From: [] On Behalf Of Don Seiler Sent: 02 November 2010 21:02
Cc:;; Subject: Re: block change tracking?

Another vote in favor of BCT here. Great time saver for level 1 incrementals.

Note that using BCT on standby is new in 11g and requires a separate license. It was something I was really looking forward to until I found out about the catch.

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Bobak, Mark <<>> wrote: BCT is great! Learn it, use it, love it! :)

Brandon is right, of course, it's a change to your backup strategy, so, test thoroughly. But, I haven't had any issues or run into any bugs related to BCT.


From:<> [<>] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 4:34 PM To:<>;<> Subject: RE: block change tracking?

I've been using it for years on several databases with different versions and different operating systems and never encountered a problem, and yes, I have done several restores using the incremental backups created with BCT too. I have not used a BCT file on a standby database though so can't comment on that. As with any backup/recovery strategy - test it thoroughly in your specific environment before relying on it in production.


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