1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 4, 2014 5:52 PM by Srini Chavali-Oracle

    rman not deleting archivelogs

    JackBox

      I have a 11g database that I do a nightly backup with the following rman settings.  I am not using a catalog on this database just the control files.

       

      CONFIGURE RETENTION POLICY TO REDUNDANCY 6;

      CONFIGURE ARCHIVELOG DELETION POLICY TO BACKUP 2 TIMES TO DISK;

       

      I have done a

      crosscheck archivelog all;

      and

      delete expired archivelog all;                  When I run this it tells me there is nothing to delete.

       

      When I do a

      list archivelog all;

      It shows only archivelogs for the last 8 days or so.  But if I look in the actual folder I can see I physically have 80+ days of archivelog files.  So to me it looks like the control files only see the last 8 days or so.

       

      My question are

      1.  Should I just go out an manually delete these files since the control files are not seeing them anyway?

      2.  Why is RMAN not deleting these on its own?