Logretention preventing rman from deleting old archives

(Doc ID 1610702.1)

Last updated on JULY 30, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle GoldenGate - Version 11.2.1.0.8 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

RMAN cannot delete old archived logs whike extracts are working with the database and registered for logretention.


SQL>select * from dba_capture

returns that first_scn/ start_scn is growing for one of the extracts, but not for another one.

This correlates strongly to time from which RMAN stopped deleting archived logs.

In addition, dba_capture shows for one of the extracts start_scn=first_scn=11/29 and this holds archived logs from being deleted.
Another extract works as expected, and first_scn=start_scn = very recent time.

 

Solution

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