RE: Grid control rman backup not deleting old backups or archive logs

  • From: "Schauss, Peter (ESS)" <peter.schauss@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "Patterson, Joel" <jpatterson@xxxxxxxxxx>, "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 18:13:32 +0000


We are backing up to a SAN drive and using TSM to backup the files off line.  
(This is a relatively small database, about 65 gb, so we are not doing 

- Peter Schauss

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From: Patterson, Joel [mailto:jpatterson@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:02 PM
To: Schauss, Peter (ESS); oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: EXT :RE: Grid control rman backup not deleting old backups or archive 

Just to check a couple things.  Are you backing up to a Network drive -- (if so 
I assume the oracle service is not Local System).    Are you doing incrementals?

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
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From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Schauss, Peter (ESS)
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 11:19 AM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Grid control rman backup not deleting old backups or archive logs

This is Oracle running on Windows Server 2003 v 5.2 SP2 (64 bit), Grid 
Control 11g.

Under backup settings -> policy I specified:
        Retain at least 2 backups
        Retain archived redo logs after they have been backed up twice.
        I also specified backup of the control file and verified from the log 
files that it is being backed up.

Under schedule backup I specified a customized backup, checking off datafiles 
and archived logs.

I am using the control file as the repository.

I tested my backup by cloning the database from the backup set.  (Was that a 
valid test?)

Looking at the folders where the backups and archive logs are stored, I see 
that the job is not deleting the backups and archive logs older than 2 days.  
On my UNIX servers my rman script does this automatically.  Do I have to create 
a separate Grid Control job for this?

Peter Schauss



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