RMAN Archival (KEEP) backups and Retention Policy
(Doc ID 986382.1)
Last updated on MARCH 20, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 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 Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
RMAN does not appear to consider regular archivelog backups as obsolete even though the retention period has passed and there are full backups taken subsequently.
Assumption: this is a simple database configuration. There is no standby, no flashback logging, no streams. All files are online and not in need of backups.
Consider the following backups:
Full database backups are taken with the KEEP option.
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