RMAN is Not Deleting Older Backups Misconception
(Doc ID 2309965.1)
Last updated on MAY 15, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:
Database Name: FOO
Disk Group: +DATA_XDA5
What is the Issue?
Can you please help to understand and resolve why RMAN is not deleting older backups? This is issue is observed in both primary and ADG.
Recently we have moved to new RMAN catalog and as well as we upgraded in primary to Jan2017 patch level.
We want to keep RECOVERY WINDOW OF 8 DAYS. However I see that we are having RMAN files from 5/8. It was very clean till we moved to new RMAN catalog. Looks like since move to new catalog is what we are seeing issue - looks like timewise.
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