The only thing I can think of that would cause such behaviour is if for some reason you were actually running a cumulative incremental backup. From the script you've shown, that doesn't appear to be the case, but could you check the incremental_level of the rc_backup_set view in your recovery catalog and verify? ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Terry Sutton I'm having some issues with a client's RMAN backup. They're on Oracle 220.127.116.11, Solaris 8. It's a weekly full backup, and they're backing up ~1.5TB to disk, and the longer the instance is up, the longer the backup takes. Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.