3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 1, 2013 2:16 AM by Hemant K Chitale

    Does RMAN automatically delete obsolete backups?


      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