RMAN List / Delete error with "specification does not match any archive log..." (Doc ID 869671.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 17, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

RMAN "list" and "delete" commands issued against archivelogs fail with the error "specification does not match any archive log in the recovery catalog".  For example:

RMAN> delete noprompt expired archivelog all;

released channel: ORA_DISK_1
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: sid=123 devtype=DISK
specification does not match any archive log in the recovery catalog

RMAN> list archivelog all;

specification does not match any archive log in the recovery catalog

RMAN> list copy of archivelog all;

specification does not match any archive log in the recovery catalog

Cause

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