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Using Oracle Suggested Backup Strategy Cumulative Backups And Archive Logs Are Not Reported Obsoleted When Recover Window is Set (Doc ID 460941.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.3
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

The Oracle Suggested Backup strategy is being used:

RECOVER COPY OF DATABASE WITH TAG "backup_daily";
BACKUP INCREMENTAL LEVEL 1
FOR RECOVER OF COPY WITH TAG "backup_daily"
DATABASE;

Retention Policy is set to recovery window of 7 days.
All incremental backups and Archivelogs since database creation are NOT being obsoleted:

RMAN retention policy will be applied to the command
RMAN retention policy is set to recovery window of 7 days
no obsolete backups found

.

Cause

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