Unable to delete backups in nocatalog mode (Doc ID 336365.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.0.1.0 to 10.2.0.1 - Release: 9.0.1 to 10.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 27-Feb-2008

Symptoms

When running delete commands, RMAN is unable to find old or expired backup information when connecting in nocatalog.

Problem does not reproduce when using a catalog.

Examples

RMAN> delete expired backup;
      delete expired copy;
      delete expired archivelog all;
      delete archivelog until time 'sysdate-14';

Commands end on:

RMAN-06003: ORACLE error from target database: RMAN-20242: specification does
not match any archive log in the recovery catalog

delete obsolete;

RMAN retention policy will be applied to the command
RMAN retention policy is set to recovery window of 8 days
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: sid=11 devtype=DISK
no obsolete backups found

Cause

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