RMAN Archivelog Deletion Policy 'Backed up N Times' is Ignored
(Doc ID 1487508.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.0 [Release 11.2 to 18]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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RMAN delete input syntax ignores ARCHIVELOG DELETION POLICY BACKED UP N TIMES TO 'SBT_TAPE':
RMAN> backup archivelog sequence 260 delete input;
Starting backup at 25-may-11 18:12:40
using channel ORA_DISK_1
skipping archived log file
<path>\USE_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST1_260_744745422.DBF; already backed up 1 time(s)
channel ORA_DISK_1: deleting archived log(s)
archived log file name=<path>\USE_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST1_260_744745422.DBF RECID=369 STAMP=752067783
Finished backup at 25-may-11 18:12:40
This archived log should not have been deleted given that it has never been
backed up to tape.
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