OLD ARCHIVELOGS BACKUPS NOT RECOGNIZED AS OBSOLETE

(Doc ID 2102055.1)

Last updated on MARCH 20, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Consider:

Archivelog backups are not considered as obsolete if there is no controlfile backup available in the recovery window period.  If no controlfile backup is available, only the level 0 and level 1 incremental backups are considered obsolete and will be deleted by "DELETE OBSOLETE".

Changes

Upgraded to Oracle12c

Cause

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