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Delete obsolete backups [message #405197] Tue, 26 May 2009 23:26 Go to next message
Messages: 34
Registered: February 2008
Location: Delhi

We took the rman backup on tape using 'ArcServe' Backup agent. Now we are not having tape library attached. We did not use catalog.

We now created the Catalog and taking the backup on Disk.

I want to remove the old backups (tapes) from rman repository but if i run the command:

RMAN> allocate channel for maintenance device type sbt;
RMAN> delete obsolete;

It then hanged and shows the wait class 'Administrative'.

Please help me to remove the previous tape backups from RMAN repository.

Re: Delete obsolete backups [message #405267 is a reply to message #405197] Wed, 27 May 2009 04:41 Go to previous message
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Registered: April 2006
Senior Member
You could try the following:

RMAN> allocate channel for maintenance device type sbt
        parms 'SBT_LIBRARY=oracle.disksbt, ENV=(BACKUP_DIR=/tmp)';
RMAN> delete obsolete;
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