When the last available online redo log file is filled, LGWRreturns to the first online redo log group and starts writingagain
Forcing Log Switches and Checkpoints
Log switches can be forced using theSql>ALTER SYSTEM SWITCH LOGFILE command.• Checkpoints can be forced using:– Setting FAST_START_MTTR_TARGET parameterSql> ALTER SYSTEM CHECKPOINT command
Adding Redo Log Groups
In some cases you might need to create additional log filegroups. For example, addinggroups can solve availability problems. To create a newgroup of online redo log files, use the following SQLcommand:To increase or decrease the size of online redo log groups,add new online redo log groups (with the new size) and thendrop the old ones.
• An instance requires at least two groups of online redo logfiles.• An active or current group cannot be dropped.• When an online redo log group is dropped, the operatingsystem files are not deleted
Obtaining Group and MemberInformation
Information about group and members can be obtained by queryingthe data dictionary.• V$LOG