Yeah, but seems like it should be pretty simple to make the command check the database’s archivelog status and only try to backup archivelogs if it’s in archivelog mode. This simple change would probably have saved a few people their jobs over the years ☺ From: Robert Freeman [mailto:robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx] I've always thought that the archivelog backup should be the default condition with a switch to turn it off. Maybe it's a programitic constraint since the same command (backup database) is used for both ARCHIVELOG and NOARCHIVELOG mode backups. ________________________________ 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.