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Frequently asked questions on Rman backup retention policy (Doc ID 463875.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.0.1.4 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 9.0.1 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata 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.

Purpose

This note summarizes the frequently asked questions on Rman backup retention policy.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 How do we Set A Retention Policy For Tape Backups And Disk Backups Differently?
 How does the RMAN Retention Policy Obsolete Incremental Backupsets ?
 How can we have different retention policies for different backups ?
 Why do the backups do not become obsolete even if they are out of retention policy ?
 What is the recommended retention policy for incremental merge backups ?
 Neither list backup or report/delete obsolete display the obsolete backup pieces. But the backup pieces are very much available on the disk.
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