Frequently asked questions on Rman backup retention policy
(Doc ID 463875.1)
Last updated on APRIL 03, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 [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.
***Checked for relevance on 10-Dec-2015***
This note summarizes the frequently asked questions on Rman backup retention policy.
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In this Document
|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.|