Changing parameters log_archive_format and log_archive_dest_1

Hi,

  I want to know what is the best practice to change each one of those parameters in the database.    log_archive_format and log_archive_dest_1

 Also, can i perform  ' Alter System.... scope=both;'  for changing each one of these parameters ?

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
I do not understand the question.  

I don't think there is a best practice when setting the format.  I leave mine as the default.  I would only do something different if some internal policy told me to.

You set the destination to whatever folder you want to hold the archived redo logs.  Again, not sure there is a best practice.

alter system is the correct way to set them.  The only part I'm not sure about is the scope=both.  Try it.  it will either work or not.  You might need to use scope=spfile and bounce the database.
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johnsoneSenior Oracle DBACommented:
I believe that LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST and LOG_ARCHIVE_DES_n can be modified with scope=both.  However, LOG_ARCHIVE_FORMAT is not modifiable and must be changed with scope=spfile and then bounce the database.
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joe_echavarriaDatabase AdministratorAuthor Commented:
After changing the log_archive_format and log_archive_dest_1, do i have tell RMAN about this ?

Or is there any thing to configure in RMAN after making this changes ?
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Unless you've done something strange, RMAN should know about where the archived redo logs are and what their names are.

That said:
I suppose it depends on what you've told RMAN to backup and look for,  RMAN is powerful enough, I'm sure you can tell it to look for something specific and then change the names/locations and it will now be missed.

On a test system, make the changes and look at what RMAN backs up with your current configuration.
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