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RMAN Does Not Delete The Obsolete Archivelog Due To Incomplete Full Backup (Doc ID 2448376.1)

Last updated on JULY 06, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


1. The database takes a daily full backup and archivelog backup. The retention policy is set to "CONFIGURE RETENTION POLICY TO RECOVERY WINDOW OF 7 DAYS;"

2. It's observed that RMAN "delete noprompt obsolete;" would delete the database backup beyond the retention policy (older than 7 days). But NO  archivelog was deleted.

3. From the RMAN debug trace of "report obsolete;", we can find that lbRlKeepSCN is set to 8 when the datafile 1 was created.




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