Why Are Controlfile Entries For Archived Logs Not Overwritten After CONTROL_FILE_RECORD_KEEP_TIME?

(Doc ID 1056085.1)

Last updated on JULY 17, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 17-Jul-2016***

Symptoms

The setting for CONTROL_FILE_RECORD_KEEP_TIME does not seem to affect the entries in section 11 (Archived Log) of the controlfiles

For example

If CONTROL_FILE_RECORD_KEEP_TIME = 30 (days) ... why are the Archived Log entries in the controlfile (as seen by V$ARCHIVED_LOG) not overwritten after 30 days? 

Cause

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