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3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2013 7:16 PM by Hemant K Chitale RSS

Does RMAN automatically delete obsolete backups?

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Hi there,



If I have RMAN retention policy set for 3-days (configire retention policy to recovery window of 30 days), would RMAN delete the obsolete backups automatically OR is it that I have to explicitly issue the following command:


RMAN > delete obsolete;

2nd: After I issue the above command, is the backup 'physically' deleted from the storage OR is it that RMAN just removes/purges  the backup information from its catalog/controlfile?

Best regards


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