RMAN ARCHIVELOG DELETION POLICY BACKED UP N TIMES TO 'SBT_TAPE' IGNORED (Doc ID 1487508.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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
C:\APP\DSMEDLEY\PRODUCT\11.2.0\DBHOME_3\DATABASE\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=C:\APP\DSMEDLEY\PRODUCT\11.2.0\DBHOME_3\DATABASE\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.

Cause

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