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icon5.gif  How to Remove Old Tape Backups [message #364922] Wed, 10 December 2008 08:25 Go to next message
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We have an Oracle 10g database, at one point, there was a tape backup device configured and working. This tape device has since been removed, but there are still backups that were done to tape that are in the controlfile. These backups are quite old and rman knows they are obsolete, but it can't delete them, since the tape device (and channel) no longer exists.

I have tried many ways of trying to delete them, but I consistently end up with the same result of:
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of delete command at 09/11/2007 13:10:06
RMAN-06091: no channel allocated for maintenance (of an appropriate type)

I am able to allocate a channel type of disk, but not sbt because it is not there, so I am having trouble getting rid of these entries. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


Re: How to Remove Old Tape Backups [message #364931 is a reply to message #364922] Wed, 10 December 2008 08:53 Go to previous message
Michel Cadot
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Why don't you post the whole session including all the commands?

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