10 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2012 4:55 AM by Shivananda Rao

    11g XE - flash recovery area is not enabled.

      Hello everyone,

      I just installed 11g XE on Oracle Linux 5.2 64 bit (inside VirtualBox running on Windows 7 64 bit). All seems to work well, I can access Apex, SQLPLUS, etc...
      However, when I try to run the BACKUP DATABASE, I keep getting:

      ==================== ERROR =========================
      Backup of the database failed
      ==================== ERROR =========================
      flash recovery area is not enabled.

      I have checked and rechecked my parameters and all seems fine to me:

      SQL> show parameter DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST;

      ------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
      db_recovery_file_dest string /u01/app/oracle/fast_recovery_area
      db_recovery_file_dest_size big integer 10G

      I have even reset these parameters just in case but still no luck.

      Would anyone know what could cause this?