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;
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?