Oracle Suggested Strategy & Backup Retention (Doc ID 351455.1)

Last updated on APRIL 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Database 10g with EM, RMAN and Flash Recovery Area
***Checked for relevance on 20-July-2015***


Symptoms

We are using the Oracle Database 10g Suggested Strategy for Backup & Recovery using EM. The space we have allocated to the Flash Recovery Area (FRA) is not being released by Oracle or managed. This has been working fine for months.

Changes

Using the RMAN show all command the Retention Policy was changed from the default REDUNDANCY 1 to a recovery window of 2 days.

Cause

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