Guaranteed Restore Points and COMPATIBLE parameter

A while ago I blogged about Fallback Strategy: Flashback Database to Guaranteed Restore Points. I included a recommendation that you must not change the COMPATIBLE setting. But I should have been a bit more clear and precise about Guaranteed Restore Points and COMPATIBLE parameter settings. Guaranteed Restore Points and COMPATIBLE parameter First of all, you can’t use FLASHBACK DATABASE to a Guaranteed Restore Point when you changed to COMPATIBLE parameter. This was a common pitfall in older Oracle releases. But with Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 we add a tiny change which prevents you from accidentally changing COMPATIBLE while your fallback relies…