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RMAN Retention Policy with differential and cumulative backups (Doc ID 2118838.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
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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We're configuring our backups to be weekly incremental level 0 and daily cumulative incremental level 1
For the retention policy we've been requested to:
- Keep previous two full (level 0) backups.
- Keep last cumulative incremental (level 1) for previous weeks full but not other inbetween backups
- Keep previous 3 days of cumulative incrementals (level 1)

Please can you advise if this would be possible by using the retention policy settings within rman (e.g. redundancy or recovery window)?


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