RMAN Deletes Archivelog Files Not Yet Applied To Standby Database (Doc ID 1987102.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 11.1 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 RMAN may delete un-shipped/un-applied archive logs to the standby DB under the following conditions.

    - Deletion policy of RMAN on the primary DB is "APPLIED ON [ALL] STANDBY"

    - Log_archive_dest_state_x for the mandatory standby DB is set to DEFER or RESET

  NOTE:  "APPLIED on [ALL] STANDBY" is used to allow archive log deletion only when it has been applied to the mandatory standby DB. 

  NOTE:   Abount BUG:16082541, it occurs under the following situation.

                - Deletion policy of RMAN on the primary DB is "SHIPPED TO [ALL] STANDBY"

Cause

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