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Complete Steps To Delete Archivelogs Using The Rman Utility (Doc ID 794383.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema 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
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If you have a flash recovery area (FRA) configured for your archivelogs, then you will need to use RMAN to clear these archivelogs regularly otherwise you will run out of space in the FRA.  Only RMAN will maintain the space management metrics for the FRA.

This note deals with the following question:

How do you delete archivelogs using RMAN which are still within the retention period.

DO NOT DELETE ANY ARCHIVELOGS  unless you are certain they have already been backed up.


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