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Number of Archive Logs to retain [message #622119] Thu, 21 August 2014 04:02 Go to next message
ashussain
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Registered: March 2011
Location: Saudi Arabia
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Hi Everybody!

We are having around 180 GB of Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.5.0 running in Windows 2003 Server with around 200 users.

Every Thursday night between 12:00PM to 01:00AM the database will be shutdown for taking weekly COLD BACKUP (C,R & D files).

Now my question is, how many days Archive Logs we have to retain/maintain as these days its generating around 20-25 GB of Archive Logs per day due to some purging process we are performing and facing disk space issue.

An early response to this is highly appreciated.

Thank You in Advance

--Aijaz (ashussain)
Re: Number of Archive Logs to retain [message #622120 is a reply to message #622119] Thu, 21 August 2014 04:08 Go to previous message
John Watson
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The obvious answer is that you need all the archive logfiles since your last cold backup. But that is trivial, you knew that already.

You need to explain the problem a bit more. For example: why do you not make open backups? Why do you backup only once a week? Why do you not use incremental backups?
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