Protecting the Oracle Flash Recovery Area

Applies to: Oracle and Oracle RAC

The Oracle Flash Recovery Area (FRA) is a specific area in the disk storage that exclusively holds a copy of all backup-related components, including image copies, redo logs, and control file autobackups.

This feature, configured for a subclient, facilitates faster restores of backup data and minimizes restores from tapes during restore operations.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > Oracle > instance.
  2. Right-click the subclient and then click Properties.
  3. On the Content tab of the Subclient Properties dialog box:
    • Select the Protect backup recover area check box.
  4. Click OK to close the Subclient Properties dialog box.

What to Do Next

Configuring Oracle FRA Space Parameters