DELETE OBSOLETE does not require REPORT OBSOLETE.
You cannot use RMAN to delete backups if they don't appear in the LIST BACKUP output (which would happen if the backups are no longer retained in the repository because, e.g. they are older than control_file_record_keep_time and there are not enough slots in the control file).
Hemant K Chitale
I really can not understand how to force remove a backupset even if I read the docs and apply it but it does not work accordingly.
This is my problem:
>I have 2 backupsets dated 2013_10_22 and 2013_10_21.
>I want to delete the old and retain only the latest.
> I run
crosscheck datafilecopy all;
crosscheck archivelog all;
delete noprompt expired backup;
delete noprompt expired archivelog all;
delete noprompt obsolete;
But the old one can not be deleted. Is this because of the parameter setting > CONFIGURE RETENTION POLICY TO RECOVERY WINDOW OF 8 DAYS ?