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Duplicated snapshot logs in Oracle 8i

Sometimes when you recreate (drop + create) your snapshots at a snapshot site within a replication environment, the snapshot logs can be duplicated. If this happens, you must drop one of the snapshot logs--namely, the old one.

Glancing at the SYS.SLOG$ table will show you how many snapshot logs you have. You can then issue this

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SQL command to drop the older snapshot logs:

DBMS_SNAPSHOT.DROP('ow','master','date')

where:

ow = snapshot log owner
master = master table name
date = using this format DD-MON-YY HH24:MI:SS

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This was first published in May 2001

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