Re: Subject: RE: Purge RMAN backups from old repository

  • From: "Manmohan Jalsingh" <mjalsing@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 15:08:55 -0500


These are backups of the development enviroments (500-700GB+). I like to keep 
the last one
for some time and delete all others.  I am using RMAN with catalog.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Williams" <oracledba.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
To: mjalsing@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Subject: RE: Purge RMAN backups from old repository
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 14:50:34 -0500

> Manmohan
>      Wow! You really, really want to remove those old backups! Is there
> a strong reason or do you just like to clean things up?
>      You don't say if you were using RMAN with a catalog or in
> controlfile mode. I have had serious problems attempting to use a
> different SID than RMAN is aware of. You are right that the DBID is
> also critical.
>      Good luck with this.
> Dennis Williams
> On 6/22/05, Manmohan Jalsingh <mjalsing@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Thanks Vitalis and Tom for your responses.
> >
> > I need to drop the old RMAN backups from 9i repostory as well as 
> > from tsm media.
> > I can use the old control file to mount the 9i instance and then 
> > delete the old
> > backups. As, there is a 10g database running with  same SID, 
> > Oracle may not allow
> > me to start old 9i instance with same SID on same server.
> > I will try using a different sid to mount the controlfile and then delete 
> > the
> > old backups. The dbid and dbname will still be same so RMAN should be
> > able to find the old backups.

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