3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2013 9:16 PM by Hemant K Chitale RSS

    Does RMAN automatically delete obsolete backups?

    user130038

      Hi there,

       

      1st:

      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