But I was unable to find any SCN in the Alert Log except the time at which I dropped my testing tablespace. Secondly, how can I determine log sequence with recovery termination? Please help.
It is rare that I find a SCN listed in my Alert Log. So you will have to use a different method. Instead of recovering via SCN, you can recover using a time. And the Alert Log does contain timestamps.
Alternatively, if you know the time, you can have Oracle determine the SCN for you with the DBMS_FLASHBACK.TIMESTAMP_TO_SCN function. This does require the database to be operational.
This was first published in August 2005